Dem criticizes Trump for ‘thumbs-up’ in Florida

Dem criticizes Trump for ‘thumbs-up’ in Florida
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Rep. Mark PocanMark William PocanHannity decries Green New Deal as 'economically guaranteed-to-be-devastating' Ocasio-Cortez unveils Green New Deal climate resolution Trump’s AIDS turnaround greeted with skepticism by some advocates MORE (D-Wis.) slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump ‘undermining the role of law enforcement’ MORE on Saturday for sharing a photo of himself giving a thumbs-up while visiting a hospital where victims of the recent Florida mass shooting are being treated.

“How can you stand there smiling and give a thumbs up when 17 Americans were killed in one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings?” Pocan tweeted. “Where is your courage to stand up to the @NRA, @realDonaldTrump?”

Trump tweeted a series of photos Friday night of himself alongside victims and medical professionals at the Florida hospital.

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Trump also changed the photo in the header of his Twitter profile, which shows him giving a thumbs-up while standing alongside Florida lawmakers and law enforcement officials.

Social media users slammed Trump for the photos, accusing him of being insensitive.

Trump visited the South Florida hospital Friday alongside first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump, Harris, Ocasio-Cortez, Charlie Kirk among Twitter's most-engaged users The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sanders set to shake up 2020 race Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85 MORE. He praised the doctors caring for the victims of the shooting as “incredible” and complimented their “record-setting” response to the school shooting.

“Thank you all very much. Fantastic job. Thank you,” Trump told law enforcement officers. “Incredible job and everybody is talking about it."

Trump did not address questions on the possibility of changing gun control regulations to reporters at the hospital on Friday.

Democrats have renewed their call for gun control legislation following the shooting, which left 17 students and faculty dead and more than a dozen others injured. Survivors of the attack have joined in the call, demanding GOP lawmakers take action after the shooting.