President Trump was harshly criticized in the media for smiling and giving a thumbs up while visiting victims of the Florida school shooting.
Trump and the first lady visited a hospital near Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida Friday night to comfort the victims and family members of the attack perpetrated by a deranged gunman last week.
A number of photos were released of POTUS and Melania smiling while visiting with staff and families and first responders.
President Trump was harshly criticized for the images, with some saying the grinning was inappropriate for the grim occasion.
However, a look back to the Obama administration shows similar behavior by the then President in the wake of the Aurora Colorado shooting. On July 16, 2015, James Holmes opened fire on a packed theater in Colorado, killing 12 and injuring 70 more.
Obama traveled to Aurora soon thereafter to comfort the families and victims. Obama smiled and hugged the families and victims of the shooting, much like Trump did.
Shootings are tragic events. The gun debate in America rages on. But that should not stop our President from being a human being.