On Wednesday president Trump sat down with survivors and family members affected by last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida (which left 17 dead) to hear their pleas for stricter gun reform.
The discussion around gun control is one of great gravity, not only for those affected by gun violence, but for any concerned citizens of America. Most people would know that significance of letting survivors speak their piece without a cue card.
However, a photo from Trump's meeting showed the president holding a small note card full of cues.
Conceptually, holding notes for an important meeting isn't strange at all. However, the prompts on his card include basic statements like "I hear you," a response most human beings with empathy wouldn't need to memorize.
Twitter was quick to roast Trump's need for a script for basic human connection.
Some people had suggestions for additional notes for Trump.
Again, it's not the fact that Trump is holding notes that has people gassing, it's what the notes themselves say. In general, writing down talking point and questions is completely normal for a president who is constantly interfacing with the public. However, the image of Trump clutching a note that says "I hear you" sums up way too much of what's wrong with the current administration to unpack in a single tweet.