President Donald Trump has sunken to a new low after he rebuked the FBI for missing signals before Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida while linking it to the Russia investigation.
The agency was “spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign”, Mr Trump tweeted.
“There is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud.”
Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2018
The FBI has admitted it failed to act on a tip-off about suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz, who has confessed to the shooting at a high school in Parkland in which 17 people died.
It was the deadliest US school shooting since 2012 and has re-ignited long-running debates about tougher firearm restrictions.
Earlier, students who survived the shooting rallied in Florida, demanding tighter legislation on gun control and criticising the president for receiving financial support from the National Rifle Association (NRA) during his presidential campaign.