Donald Trump’s response to the senseless shooting of twelve police officers in Dallas, Texas this week is going viral, and it may be his most “presidential” speech, and overall moment, to date. [Scroll Down For Video]
In the video posted to Trump’s Facebook page, we see a poised, scripted Donald. A stark contrast to his normal, off-the-cuff style that often results in one liners that dominate the news cycle.
No, this Trump was measured and calm, and he stuck to his message.
Trump also released a written statement just hours after the incident in Dallas that also went viral. It reads as follows:
Last night’s horrific execution-style shootings of 12 Dallas law enforcement officers – five of whom were killed and seven wounded- is an attack on our country. It is a coordinated, premeditated assault on the men and women who keep us safe.
We must restore law and order. We must restore the confidence of our people to be safe and secure in their homes and on the street.
The senseless, tragic deaths of two people in Louisiana and Minnesota reminds us how much more needs to be done.
This morning I offer my thoughts and prayers for all of the victims’ families, and we pray for our brave police officers and first responders who risk their lives to protect us every single day.
Our nation has become too divided. Too many Americans feel like they’ve lost hope. Crime is harming too many citizens. Racial tensions have gotten worse, not better. This isn’t the American Dream we all want for our children.
This is a time, perhaps more than ever, for strong leadership, love and compassion. We will pull through these tragedies.
The written statement was Liked and Shared over 600,000 times on Facebook. Massive numbers for a single post that even the social media savvy Barack Obama often fails to garner. However, the video, only 16 hours old has over 7 million views from Trump’s page alone, not to mention the numerous news outlets that re-uploaded it. For instance, the Fox News share of the video has been viewed an addition 2.2 million times.
It’s very likely that the video could acquire in the tens, and possibly hundreds of millions of views in the coming days. That would make it one of the most successful political videos ever uploaded to social media.
Here is the Trump’s full video that was uploaded to his Facebook page: