Rogue GOP Elector Falsely Claims Trump Delayed Response to OSU Victims

Craig Bannister | December 6, 2016
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Rogue Republican elector Christopher Suprun claims he won’t cast his vote for Donald Trump because Trump “waited two days” to respond to the Ohio State attacks – which is untrue.

Suprun made the false claim Monday in a New York Times Op-Ed entitled “Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump”:

False: "He tweets day and night, but waited two days to offer sympathy to the Ohio State community after an attack there. This is unacceptable."

True: By half-past noon (12:22PM ET) on the day of the OSU attack, Trump had Tweeted his condolences.

 

In fact, it is actually Pres. Obama who has yet to personally offer his sympathies to the Ohio State University victims.

“Obama has not issued a statement – even of condolence – on the OSU attack that left 10 people wounded and one in critical condition, but White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest assured reporters Monday afternoon that Obama had been briefed on the tragedy and would “obviously defer to local law enforcement.”

When pressed again by reporters the following day, Earnest did manage to praise OSU’s emergency responders and offer sympathies to the victims. But, the president has still not yet personally commented.

Suprun cited other reasons for refusing to cast his vote for Trump, even though Texas voted for him – but, at least this one of them is demonstrably false.

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