Jimmy Kimmel has blasted President Trump for not following through with action in the wake of another school shooting—this time at Santa Fe High School in Texas.
On his late-night talk show Friday, Kimmel gave a brief description of the day’s tragedy then told the audience, “President Trump said he is with the people of Santa Fe in this tragic hour and will be with them forever—except for when it comes time to do something. Then he will not be with them.”
Kimmel was referring to remarks Trump had made soon after the shooting occurred.
“We grieve for the terrible loss of life, and send our support and love to everyone affected by this absolutely horrific attack,” Trump said. “To the students, families, teachers, and personnel at Santa Fe High: We’re with you in this tragic hour, and we will be with you forever.”
“My administration is determined to do everything in our power to protect our students, secure our schools, and to keep weapons out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves and to others. Everyone must work together, at every level of government, to keep our children safe,” the president added.
Despite Trump’s words of assurance, Kimmel expressed doubt that anything would actually change, saying about him and other politicians, “They care more about the support of the NRA than they do about children.”
According to CBS News, ten people were killed, and numerous others were wounded after the suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, opened fire at the school Friday.
The suspect is in custody and faces multiple charges including capital murder.