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Trump Got Caught Using An Embarrassing Cheat Sheet To Appear Empathetic To Mass Shooting Victims

The shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and the ensuing activism by the teenage survivors of the massacre is still driving the news cycle, giving some people hope that this time might be different. President Trump held a “listening session” at the White House today with family members of victims slain in mass shootings including Columbine, Sandy Hook, Parkland, and others. It was at turns gut-wrenching, tense, and infuriating. At least it was for me, and it seems, those in attendance. It might not have been for President Trump, who had to have a little help—coaching, you might say—to appear like an empathetic human being.

Today, Donald Trump held a “listening session” with selected survivors and family members of victims of mass shootings.

Trump spoke briefly at the beginning and chimed in occasionally to offer his bright ideas on how to prevent school shootings (by arming teachers to the teeth or possibly committing people to mental hospitals).

An Associated Press photographer snapped a picture of his embarrassing cheat sheet with helpful notes on how to be a human being.

The cheat sheet reads:

1. What would you most want me to know about your experience?

2. What can we do to make you feel safe?

3. ?????

4. ?????

5. I hear you.

And Twitter roasted Trump accordingly for absolutely everything.

Some people were wondering who—WHO—could have been the White House’s Chief Empathy Czar.

And Twitter had a wild theory about who that might be…