President Donald Trump has posted on Twitter at least 29 times since 5 August — to criticise The New York Times, threaten North Korea and call Senator Richard Blumenthal a "con artist". He has however, avoided making any statement about the bombing of a mosque in Minnesota on Saturday.
The White House did not issue any official remarks regarding the suspected hate crime - that is until White House national security adviser Sebastian Gorka appeared on MSNBC where he all but dismissed the attack as a fake.
The Trump adviser explained that the president was waiting until the investigation report confirmed that the bombing was a hate crime.
"All initial reports are false, you have to check them, you have to find out who the perpetrators are. We've had a series of crimes committed, alleged hate crimes by right-wing individuals in the last six months, that turned out to have been actually propagated by the left," he said.
"So let's wait and see, let's allow the local authorities to provide their assessment, and then the White House will make its comments."
Gorka spoke of an increase in "fake hate crimes" in the past six months and said that it was wise on the part of the administration to hold off making any statements.
Minnesota's Governor Mark Dayton, however, wasted no time in declaring the bombing "a criminal act of terrorism" during a visit to the site on 6 August.
Trump critics have not taken kindly to the president completely ignoring the attack and took to Twitter to voice their anger.