Political leaders offered thoughts and prayers after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday. That included President Donald Trump, who tweeted his “prayers and condolences” to victims and their families.
But on Twitter, people wanted more than thoughts, prayers and condolences. They also sought action and they called out those who sent thoughts and prayers without taking the steps needed to reduce gun violence.
Here is some of that reaction, which caused the phrase “Thoughts and Prayers” to trend on Twitter late Wednesday: