That being said he has always been on hand to offer his thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families and yesterday's shooting in Maryland proved no different.
This is typical of the usual tweet that Trump sends out after these events. Non-political and avoiding any of the rhetoric and sentiments that he may have previously spouted online.
We hardly need to tell you about Trump's hostility towards the media and journalists during his time in the White House and although it would be churlish to draw comparisons to his words and yesterday's events it is telling that he chose not to pay tribute to the journalists who have lost their lives.
In contrast, the leader of an entirely different country managed to pay respects to journalists in a short and heartfelt statement.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau managed to convey more emotion towards the victims of gun violence in just 39 words than Trump has during his entire Presidency.
Trudeau's words, in comparison to Trump's, did not go unnoticed.