The liberal media is in panic mode after trying to peg the mass murdering Florida school shooter as a Donald Trump supporter. Now, the ugly truth is out, and it doesn’t look good for the left.
The horrific school shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, in which at least 17 people were killed, has quickly become the focal point of national attention and sent the liberal media into a frenzy over the shooter’s social media presence.
The liberal media thought they were ready to make the most of the next crisis and quickly jumped on the story to make 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz look like a supporter of President Donald Trump because of a picture showing him wearing a MAGA hat.
Now, the media has been turned upside down and are being forced to back off their narrative after the police said that they don’t see a political motive for the shooting. In addition, no pro-Trump messages were posted to Cruz’s social media accounts.
Investigators are racing to find a possible motive in the mass shooting, and the suspect has been taken into custody. Cruz is currently being held without bail at a Broward County Jail, according to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. Authorities do know that Cruz was a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who was expelled for disciplinary reasons.
According to Fox News, a statement on the matter from Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) indicated that Cruz was wearing a gas mask during the devastating attack in which he murdered 17 innocent people in cold blood. Cruz is suspected to have had smoke bombs as she entered the campus and started shooting.
The school was reportedly under lockdown as police swarmed the campus after taking Cruz into custody. Of the 17 people Cruz murdered, 12 of the victims died at the school, two were killed outside, one died on the street, and another two died at the hospital. According to Israel, Cruz used an AR-15 rifle and “countless magazines.”
After the suspect was taken into custody, it was reported that some former school staff looked at him as a “troubled kid.” This is devastating news for the mainstream media after they tried to make Cruz look like a Trump supporter for being pictured in a MAGA hat. I can just see one blithering retraction after another coming from the army of news stations who jumped to the conclusion that Cruz was a “Deplorable.”
According to ABC7, an Instagram account, which multiple students told the Miami Herald belonged to Cruz, is among those social media accounts obtained by police before it was taken down. It shows Cruz’s apparent obsession with knives and guns and contains a post about “Allahu Akbar,” the battle cry often yelled by jihadists right before attacks.
“All he would talk about is guns, knives, and hunting,” said Joshua Charo, 16, a former classmate at the high school. “I can’t say I was shocked. From past experiences, he seemed like the kind of kid who would do something like this.”
At Stoneman Douglas High, he was a member of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps during his freshman year, according to some of his former classmates. Charo said he spoke little and “was into some weird stuff.”
“He used to tell me he would shoot rats with his BB gun and he wanted this kind of gun, and how he liked to always shoot for practice,” Charo added.
“Our investigators began dissecting social media,” Broward Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters. “Some of the things that come to mind are very, very disturbing.”
Nikolas Cruz, who was taken into custody outside the school’s campus after the shooting and taken to BSO headquarters, could face multiple state charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families in this horrific tragedy.