Gretchen on NYC Paper Mocking Prayer: 'New Era of Political Divisiveness'
Several Republican presidential candidates who offered prayers for victims of the San Bernardino shooting yesterday were mocked by the New York Daily News.
The headline on the front cover this morning blared: “God Isn’t Fixing This.”
A politically-charged message at the bottom of the page said: “As latest batch of innocent Americans are left lying in pools of blood, cowards who could truly end gun scourge continue to hide behind meaningless platitudes.”
A Washington Post columnist echoed the sentiments on Twitter.
Dear "thoughts and prayers" people: Please shut up and slink away. You are the problem, and everyone knows it.
— Gene Weingarten (@geneweingarten) December 2, 2015
In her "My Take" segment this afternoon, Gretchen Carlson said this appears to be a "new era of political divisiveness."
She asked if that means President Obama should "shut up and slink away," since he also offered prayers for the victims.
"People who invoke faith in tragedy don't do it thinking it shouldn't also come with action. My first reaction was: 'enough.' We're all weary. We all want answers. We all want solutions," said Carlson.
She said God won't be the "entire answer" for keeping the country safe, but "the American people deciding who they want to lead us will."
Watch her full thoughts above.