Donald Trump: Charleston Shooting Is ‘Incomprehensible’

Photo by: Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 6/16/15 Donald Trump announces his Candidacy for President of The United States of America at Trump Tower. (NYC)
Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

Real estate mogul and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that a mass-casualty shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. was “incomprehensible.”

Trump’s tweet referenced a Wednesday attack that occurred at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and left nine black people dead at the hands of white gunman Dylann Roof.

Trump’s tweet is below:

Trump announced his presidential candidacy on Tuesday.

Latest Livewire

Notable Replies

  1. No, The Donald, this is not ‘Incomprehensible.’ African-Americans have been killed en masse since slavery was the law of the land. Nothing new, just in this case it occurs while you are a “presidential candidate” and have to make a statement.

  2. Deep empathetic thoughts from a very serious presidential contender.

  3. “The tragedy in South Carolina is incomprehensible.”

    Now where have I heard something like that before?

    “I don’t think that anybody could have predicted that these people
    would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take
    another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an
    airplane as a missile”
    Condoleeza Rice - Press conference, May 16, 2002.

  4. Avatar for jinnj jinnj says:

    Have no regard for Trump - he is inferior to something that I would scrape off the bottom of my shoe - but he did a better job of simply responding to this than the pandering opportunistic scum Santorum and Giuliani

  5. Clueless. Just clueless.

Continue the discussion at

23 more replies


Avatar for system1 Avatar for lestatdelc Avatar for slbinva Avatar for estamm Avatar for sociosam Avatar for fargo116 Avatar for 1gg Avatar for epicurus Avatar for brutus1910 Avatar for toughguy Avatar for krusher Avatar for steviedee111 Avatar for irasdad Avatar for inlabsitrust Avatar for sniffit Avatar for daveyjones64 Avatar for exspectator Avatar for wildthumb Avatar for khaaannn Avatar for smokinthegotp Avatar for dnl Avatar for benthere Avatar for jinnj Avatar for bkmn

Continue Discussion
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: