Trump Tells Iowans to ‘Get Over’ School Shooting Tragedy at Campaign Event

PERRY, Iowa – Former President Donald Trump received backlash for his comments about the high school shooting that occurred in Perry, Iowa. During a campaign event in Iowa on Friday, Trump urged the audience to “get over” the deadly shooting that took place just a day earlier, where one student was killed and seven others were injured. This came just 36 hours after the tragic incident at the start of the school year.

The shooting in Perry, Iowa, sparked widespread concern and grief, as the former president’s remarks were seen as dismissive and insensitive. Trump initially offered sympathy and emotional support for the victims and their families but then proceeded to tell the audience that the community needed to move forward from the tragic event.

This is not the first time Trump has faced criticism for his stance on gun violence in the US. His past remarks, including blaming school shootings on Democrats, mental health issues, marijuana, and the transgender community, have been met with controversy.

Despite the backlash, Trump continues to make campaign stops in Iowa as he seeks a second presidency. The shooting at the high school in Perry, Iowa, left one student dead and wounded seven others, including students, faculty, and the principal. The community continues to grapple with the aftermath of the tragic event. The shooter, a 17-year-old student, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and an improvised explosive device was found at the school. The incident occurred just before classes started after the students’ holiday break.

Trump’s recent comments have reignited discussions around gun violence and the need for empathy and understanding in the face of tragedy. As the community in Perry, Iowa, mourns the loss and supports the injured, the nation continues to grapple with the ongoing issue of gun violence in schools.