- The Washington Times - Friday, February 16, 2018

A photograph of a grieving father in Parkland, Florida, whose daughter was one of the 17 people killed Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, brought out the worst of Twitter after he was pictured wearing a pro-President Trump shirt.

Andrew Pollack got the unspeakable news Wednesday evening that his 18-year-old daughter Meadow Pollack, a senior who planned to attend Lynn University for college, had been killed in the worst school shooting since 2012’s Sandy Hook massacre.

Before he got the news, Mr. Pollack waited for hours outside the emergency room at Broward Health North, desperately trying to locate his daughter. The Palm Beach Post snapped a photo of the frantic father holding up a picture of his daughter on his cell phone.

Post reporter Alexandra Seltzer tweeted the photo of Mr. Pollack Thursday morning and received more than 1,500 replies, many of them outraged at the father’s choice in clothing: He was wearing a “Trump 2020: Making America Great Again!” T-shirt.

Other Twitter users tweeted their disgust that the photo had been politicized.

Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old shooting suspect, could face the death penalty after being charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.


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