President Trump restated his view Tuesday evening that law enforcement's swift efforts to stop the gunman who opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas over the weekend was a "miracle," after he faced Internet and media backlash for using that word earlier in the day.
"It is a 'miracle' how fast the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were able to find the demented shooter and stop him from even more killing!" Trump tweeted.
It is a "miracle" how fast the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were able to find the demented shooter and stop him from even more killing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2017
After being asked about gun reform Tuesday morning, Trump said: "I do have to say, how quickly the police department was able to get in was really very much of a miracle. They've done an amazing job."
Several media outlets published articles that focused on his "miracle" comment, and subsequently was subject to intense backlash on social media for what they viewed as a poor choice of wording.
Only an idiot like Donald J Trump could call a mass killing w 59 dead people a "miracle." Not even goddamned Bush was that dumb.— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 3, 2017
Trump getting attacked for calling L.V. shooting a miracle. He meant the response. Liberals confused, not used to police being praised.— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) October 3, 2017