A mother of one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre slammed Trump on Facebook on Sunday; criticizing the president for not only ignoring the five-year anniversary of the shooting, but also for inviting NRA executive Wayne LaPierre to the White House that very night.
"For the five-year remembrance, and indeed for every year and every day, most people show compassion and humanity. This year, the White House did not - on two occasions. First, when Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about the Sandy Hook shooting and what the President and his administration are trying to do to prevent similar massacres, Sanders remarked she was unaware of any regulation that could have been put in place to prevent anything," wrote Hockley.
She continued, "But while I can forgive Sanders for her lack of knowledge (though not her lack of compassion) I cannot say the same for President Trump. Not only did he ignore the 5-year remembrance completely - not even a single tweet - he slapped us all in the face by having none other than NRA President Wayne LaPierre at his White House Christmas party that night. The appalling lack of humanity and decency has not gone unnoticed."
Wayne LaPierre, who is the executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, famously said "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun" only one week after the Sandy Hook shooting.
He also has pushed for an armed security presence in schools.
Hockley went on to write, "Trump, LaPierre and Sanders are all parents. While they ignorantly partied and remained uninformed on an issue that kills thousands of Americans every year, I was crying myself to sleep. While they got the chance to kiss their children goodnight, I kissed the urn holding my beautiful boy's ashes."
Sanders confirmed to the New York Daily News that LaPierre was among the guests at the White House Christmas party on Dec. 14.
Hockley signed off by writing, "I would request an apology. But I'm not sure there are any hearts in the White House that would understand why an apology is the least they could do."