Trump appears to tweet condolences to the wrong shooting victims

Key Points
  • President Trump appears to have tweeted condolences to the wrong mass shooting victims.
  • Trump tweeted, "May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas," just hours after a mass shooting in Ranch Tehama, California.
  • The tweet was later deleted without explanation.
President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House after returning from an 11-day Asia trip November 14, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
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President Donald Trump tweeted condolences after a gunman killed four people and wounded at least 10, including children, in Rancho Tehama, California.

The only problem was that Trump's tweet Tuesday night, hours after the latest rampage, was addressed to Sutherland Springs, Texas, where 26 people were gunned down more than a week earlier, on Nov. 5.

In his Tuesday tweet, Trump made no mention of California, or Rancho Tehama, or the elementary school that was targeted by the gunman.

In fact, the tweet appeared to be at least partly copied and pasted from a tweet Trump sent out the day of the Sutherland Springs shooting.

May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.

By Wednesday morning, Trump had deleted his Tuesday night tweet without explanation. CNBC has reached out to the White House for comment, and to confirm what exactly happened.

In the meantime, Twitter users were shocked and disappointed. Some were also concerned that there had been a new shooting in Sutherland Springs.

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