Ronald Reagan's daughter: 'Let's stop asking' Trump to comfort us after tragedy
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One of former President Ronald Reagan's daughters is urging Americans to stop turning to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwitter CEO: 'Not true' that removing Trump campaign video was illegal, as president has claimed Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Barr says he didn't give 'tactical' command to clear Lafayette protesters MORE for comfort after tragedies.

Patti Davis writes in a Washington Post op-ed that Trump’s actions following a week of political violence show that he “will always be glib and inappropriate” when the country is suffering. 


“This president will never offer comfort, compassion or empathy to a grieving nation,” she writes. “It’s not in him. … So I have a wild suggestion: Let’s stop asking him. His words are only salt in our wounds.”

Davis’s op-ed comes after 11 people were killed in a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Trump condemned the act as “evil,” but Davis writes that “the word doesn’t hold much meaning coming from him.”

"He has also called Democrats, others who oppose him and the news media evil,” she writes.

Davis, a critic of Trump, also calls out the president for joking that he nearly canceled an event due to a “bad hair day” after declining to cancel it over the shooting and for tweeting about the World Series hours after the attack. 

“Where does a grieving nation turn for comfort when the man who occupies the White House offers none?” Davis asks.

The actress and author of several novels urges readers to turn to words of past presidents, including her father, former President George W. Bush and former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMattis denounces Trump, applauds protests, defends America On The Trail: Crisis response puts Trump on defense, even in red states The Hill's 12:30 Report: NYT publishes controversial Tom Cotton op-ed MORE, who she writes all “spoke eloquently, with somber compassion and with reverence for the pain of the victims and the shock of a saddened country” after tragedies.

“Our grief was reflected in their eyes,” she writes. “We didn’t doubt that their hearts were breaking along with ours.”