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Florida Shooting Survivor's Family Turns To Crowdfunding To Help With Medical Costs

Florida Shooting Survivor's Family Turns To Crowdfunding To Help With Medical Costs
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Updated 4 months ago

The billionaire President is using a photo of a teenage girl who survived the Parkland, Florida, school shooting to raise money for his own reelection, while the family needs to crowd fund money to support her recovery.

Less than a month after taking up residence in the White House, Donald Trump started campaigning to raise money for the 2020 election. Part of that campaign is sending out email blasts to his followers and contributors. A recent fundraising email shows a photo of President Trump and First Lady Melania visiting 17-year-old Maddy Wilford as she recovers in the hospital from gunshot wounds.

The text accompanying the photo reads:

The nation has turned its attention to the senseless school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Trump is taking steps toward banning gun bump stocks and strengthening background checks for gun purchasers. The President has made his intent very clear: 'making our schools and our children safer will be our top priority.'

Also conveniently placed in the email is a link where readers can contribute to the Trump/Pence reelection fund. 

What makes this photo op even more heartbreaking is the GoFundMe campaign that a friend of Wilford's mother launched to help cover medical and other expenses while Maddy recovers from her injuries. 

Please let that sink in. 

The GoFundMe campaign for Maddy reads in part: 

As the situation has evolved, we find the need to be greater and greater.  Maddy's road to recovery will be arduous for her and her mother.
All funds collected will go directly to Missy to meet her needs in the coming weeks, months, and even years as immediate needs are taken care of and Maddy's recovery take precedent.

And this isn't the first time Trump and Pence have used a national tragedy to raise money for their campaign coffers:

It may not be the only time Trump and Pence raise money from a tragedy, but we hope it's the only time Maddy and her family have to. 

People were sickened:

You can contribute to Maddy's GoFundMe campaign here