'Extraordinarily Petty and Callous': CNN's Chris Cuomo Slams Trump for Disrespecting Mass Shooting Victims

CNN's Chris Cuomo bemoaned President Donald Trump's apparent decision Monday not to lower the American flags in honor of the victims of the latest mass shooting in Annapolis, Maryland, where a gunman killed five people in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette last week.

"Four days since the most recent mass shooting that robbed this world of five lives, shattered families, and added another layer of shame on all lawmakers for not doing something to stop the damn shootings," Cuomo said. He went on to explain that there isn't any protocol to stop the White House from complying with the request, made by the Annapolis mayor, to lower the flags in honor of the victims. The White House has given the directive in response to mass shootings before and even in response to the deaths of single individuals.

"So why would the mayor of Annapolis say he was turned down with such a no-brainer request?" Cuomo asked. "Now, I'm afraid I know the answer. And it's because President Trump doesn’t like the media." 

Cuomo acknowledged that this thesis makes Trump sound "extraordinarily petty and callous," but he also noted that the president continues to mock Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), even as he struggles with aggressive brain cancer. So maybe "petty and callous" is an apt description.

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