Donald Trump gave his first address about the Ohio shooting and got the city wrong
Donald Trump has been criticised for his response – or rather, lack of it – to the mass shootings that killed at least 29 people and injured many more in the US.
Surely then he’d make up for it with his first televised address on the tragedies? Not really, because this happened.
"May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo"
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 5, 2019
It didn’t happen in Toledo. It happened in Dayton. Close, but no cigar.
Context: Toledo, which President Trump just mentioned in his speech, is a 150 miles from Dayton, where the shooting actually happened.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 5, 2019
It’s one of the weird things about listening to Trump speak that every line he breathes sounds like it’s going to be his last. But it never is.
Here’s just a flavour of what people made of it online.
Toledo? Isn't he reading off a prompter?
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) August 5, 2019
At the end of his remarks today, Trump says "may God bless the memory of those who perished in *TOLEDO* and may God protect them"
Seriously, you had ONE JOB pic.twitter.com/1ZC7EdVfr8
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 5, 2019
Is Toledo near Bowling Green?
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) August 5, 2019
If you are wondering why Toledo is trending…
It’s because Donald Trump is a dumbass.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) August 5, 2019
To be fair to Trump, Toledo and Dayton ARE in the same state, along with hundreds of other towns and cities.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 5, 2019
Stop blaming Trump for saying the mass shooting was in Toledo instead of Dayton even though he had a TelePrompTer.
The guy had to play golf all day Saturday and Sunday people and it’s not his job to memorize trivial details.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) August 5, 2019
trump is the Ron Burgundy of presidents, just reading whatever is on the teleprompter.
Toledo doesn't even sound like Dayton. Also, someone do something about that nasal drip. pic.twitter.com/HZTlYRzCpK
— James Michael Sama (@JamesMSama) August 5, 2019
Donald Trump cares so little about mass shootings that he says it happened in the wrong city ("Toledo").
What's worse, he seemingly read it off the teleprompter, meaning the entire White House didn't care enough to get it right, either.pic.twitter.com/OKLVs6nj5V
— VoteVets (@votevets) August 5, 2019
To conclude …
Holy Toledo pic.twitter.com/AGoPtRm9ed
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) August 5, 2019