“Look, stuff happens. There’s always a crisis.”
This was Jeb Bush’s reaction, at an event this afternoon in South Carolina, to a mass murder in Oregon and also his explaination for why he opposed any additional gun control measures.
Asked about his comments after the event Bush told a reporter that his comment “wasn’t a mistake.”
The comments were quickly met by an avalanche of criticism by Democrats and in the media. President Obama, told of Bush’s comments, said “I don’t even think I have to react to that one. The American people should hear that.”
The Bush campaign continues to defend his comments and is now lashing out at his critics.
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) October 2, 2015
Donald Trump had a somewhat similar reaction to the massacre on Friday morning. “These things happen,” Trump said, adding, “It’s a horrible things to behold, horrible.” Trump said he opposed any additional gun control measures.