Survivors of the Florida High School Shooting Massacre Criticise Trump for Linking the Handling of the FBI on the Shooter to Russia

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On Saturday night, Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America tweeted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was too caught up in the Russia probe to notice the signals that are leading to the shooting massacre at a south Florida high school that happened last Wednesday.

The next morning, some of the student survivors from the school shared their disappointment with the tweet of the president — and voiced out their displeasure via Twitter posts, much in the same way that Trump usually does.

Trump referred to the admission of the FBI earlier this week regarding its failure to investigate a tip from the 5th of January that warned that the 19-year-old man who is accused of killing 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida named Nikolas Cruz, posed a deadly threat.

Late Saturday night, the US President tweeted: “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable.”

“They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion.”

However, on Sunday morning, as a response to the said tweet, some students from the South Florida high school slammed the message of Trump. Many of the survivors were upset over how the president seemed to link the failure of the FBI to stop Cruz to his own troubles that are stemming from the Russia investigation.

Over the past few days, the survivors of the shooting and some other locals have rallied around the hashtags #DouglasStrong and #NeverAgain to continue attracting attention to the tragedy and to put pressure on Washington to make some changes to gun laws.

In the wake of the deadly shooting incident, some students are also turning to activism and organizing through “March For Our Lives.” The participants of the said movement plan to take to the streets of Washington, D.C. on the 24th of  March in order to urge for solutions and establish an end to mass shootings in schools.

Throughout the weekend, Donald Trump has lashed out at his political rivals, critics, and other government agencies in the United States while tweeting about the Russian meddling during the elections in 2016 and decisions that are made under the Administration of Barrack Obama.