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Twitter CEO Fires Back At Trump’s YouTube HQ Shooting Tweet: ‘Thinking And Praying’ Not Enough

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The shooting at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California Tuesday resulted in at least three people wounded, but no confirmed fatalities except for the female shooting suspect.

President Trump reached out to those shaken by the harrowing event.

“Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene,” Trump tweeted.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey issued a public statement endorsing the gun control message behind March For Our Lives in response to the relatively uncontroversial tweet.

“We can’t keep being reactive to this, thinking and praying it won’t happen again at our schools, jobs, or our community spots. It’s beyond time to evolve our policies. This is a simple and reasonable approach, and it won’t solve all, but it’s a good start,” Dorsey tweeted, while linking to a webpage supporting March for Our Lives.

The Twitter CEO’s phrasing appears to be critical of those who send “thoughts and prayers” following such horrific shootings, such as the school shooting in Parkland, Florida in February that claimed 17 lives.

In the aftermath, several Parkland students joined together in a push for gun control, which soon garnered massive financial backing, political organization and mass media support.

One can add the overt backing of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who has hinted of his support for the March for Our Lives cause in the past through tweets and retweets.