President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania posed in a photograph with a baby who was orphaned after the El Paso shooting. The child lost both parents who were there. The mother was lost protecting the child, and the father was lost protecting the mother. The child survived, but lost both parents who quickly acted to protect their family. Their names are Andre and Jordan Anchondo, and their son's name is Paul.
The Trump's visited El Paso and afterwards, Melania posted this photo on her Twitter page. It sparked immediate backlash and outrage, mostly from people who seem to oppose having Donald Trump as president.
This is Melania's post that some people are showing outrage towards. The photo, specifically, is the one with baby Paul and his uncle.
This is a photo of Trump grinning while Melania holds a baby orphaned by the shooting. A baby who was taken from home and forced to serve as a prop at a photo-op for the very monster whose hate killed her/his parents.— Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) August 9, 2019
I would need 280,000 characters to say how furious I am. pic.twitter.com/4umSc9BQHu
I hate Donald Trump. I believe he's a criminal, a racist, a misogynist and a sexual predator.— Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) August 9, 2019
But if you told me Trump would use an orphan baby for political damage control after he inspired a racist massacre, I'd have said "c'mon you sound crazy, even HE wouldn't do that."
This is the most disgusting thing he’s done.— Marianne Williamson’s Broomstick ??????????? (@Noneya_Mindyers) August 9, 2019
Low just keeps going lower and lower and lower and...... pic.twitter.com/RgPfIGMZjb— J. B. Pierce (@JBPierce13) August 9, 2019
Thank you Mrs Trump for standing with and comforting the good people of Dayton and El Paso.— CC (@ChatByCC) August 8, 2019
God Bless America
As stated on The Guardian, "The orphaned child, named Paul, had been brought back to the hospital – reportedly at the request of White House during the visit by the Trumps on Wednesday. The baby’s uncle, standing next to Donald Trump, is reportedly a Trump supporter, as was the deceased father.
The baby was injured, breaking his fingers, in the shooting, after his mother died trying to protect him and her body fell on him. His father had dived to try to shield her as bullets flew.
Parents killed in El Paso shooting while protecting their baby from gunfire
Speaking to NPR, the uncle, Tito Anchondo, said: “I think people are misconstruing President Trump’s ideas. My brother was very supportive of Trump."
As tension brews following both of the mass shootings we've been hit by, the sister of the Anchondo couple has spoken out against Democrats. She says that Democrats are monsters 'using the tragic event to push their political agenda' and posted a furious Facebook post talking about it.