When the news broke that five people had been killed in a mass shooting at a church in Texas last Sunday, there was no immediate response from President Donald Trump or the Republican Party.
The reaction came in the form of a series of tweets from his wife Melania.
But the tweets were not the first time Trump has shared his family’s experience.
The first was in July, when he wrote, “I don’t think my kids should be bullied, but they should not be afraid.”
In February, Trump tweeted, “My children are strong, and I will always stand with them.
If you want to be bullied you will have to fight back.”
The first tweet came in April, when Trump tweeted his daughter, Ivanka, and son, Barron, “have been through hell, been through the best times of our lives.
We love each other.”
In March, he wrote of his youngest daughter, “We are very blessed, because we have so much going for us.
We are strong.
We have a great future.”
And in September, he tweeted about the death of his son Barron, a 10-year-old who died in a car crash in April.
“My heart goes out to you, my boy,” Trump said.
“I have never known anyone to be so kind and compassionate.
He was a wonderful boy.”
The Trump family, like many Americans, is still grappling with the impact of the violence that took place in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
The victims were gunned down at a country music festival, which the shooter was reportedly at the time.
The shooting left 20 people dead and many more injured.
The gunman’s motives have not yet been fully revealed.
But in recent weeks, the gunman’s father and the gunman have been in frequent conversations.
The father has been tweeting out images of the shooter’s truck and other photos of the shooting.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the entire community, who we know are suffering greatly,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a statement to the Associated Press.
“We have reached out to the family, as well as law enforcement, and are offering assistance in any way that we can to bring this shooter to justice.”
Trump also tweeted on Monday that he has “touched” with the gunman, and said he “wishes him the best of luck.”
And he tweeted a photo of the man, who he described as “a nice guy,” who was killed.
“You had to do this,” Trump wrote.
“A very bad guy has been killed.
It’s a very sad day.”
As of Thursday morning, Trump had tweeted about 2,000 times, with some comments saying, “Very sorry to hear about the terrible loss of life at a small Texas church last night.
Our thoughts and prayer are with all those affected and their families.”
It is unclear if Trump ever personally spoke with the shooter.
Trump has been criticized for his lack of communication and for his tendency to call people by name.
His father, who is also running for president, has also been criticized in recent months for his tone.
Trump tweeted that his father has a great sense of humor and “has no filter.”
In May, he called the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights leader, “a very bad man.”
Trump’s Twitter feed was also littered with derogatory language and anti-Muslim rhetoric.
In December, Trump retweeted a tweet that read, “Muslim ban is working very well at the airports and at the border.”
In July, Trump wrote that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) was a “cancer.”
The next day, he retweeted the headline “Why is the Left so desperate for more Muslims?,” which was a reference to a tweet by Trump supporter, Breitbart News, which called the Islamic extremist group ISIL a “toxic, violent, and murderous ideology.”