Annapolis Shooting Survivor to Trump: ‘I Couldn’t Give a F*ck About Your Thoughts and Prayers’
COOPER: “And Selene, how are you holding up?”
SAN FELICE: “I mean, I watched someone die, so not super great. I was under the desk with Anthony, and I think we had a lot of support with each other. I could be definitely, obviously, doing worse, but it’s hard for me to think past the next 30 minutes right now in my life. 30 minutes is a long time, and I just — the answer is not good. Right? But I’m here and I’m talking to you. And I know that a lot of people are listening. I have heard that President Trump sent his prayers. I’m not trying to make this political. All right? But we need more than prayers. I appreciate the prayers. I was praying the entire time I was under that desk. I want your prayers, but I want something else.”
DAVIS: “Yeah. No. It’s — and many people that don’t know what it’s like and certainly I would never hope anyone to go through a situation like we just went through. It makes you feel powerless. It makes you feel helpless. It removes all control from every facet of your life within only a few seconds once you understand what’s happening. This is a situation where these are people that were working in an office, who were doing their job who had no reason, at least to the best of our knowledge to think someone would have a motive, and come in there and gun down employees just doing their job that day who had no seeming motive to hate this man, and were — to Selene's point about prayers, you know, you’re right; I was praying when he started reloading that shotgun that there weren’t going to be more bodies. And you know what? If we’re going to have a position in our society where all we offer each other is prayers, then where are we? Where are we as a society? People die and that’s the end of that story."
SAN FELICE: “This is going to be a story for how many days? Less than a week. People will forget about us after a week unless we keep tweeting. I don’t really care about tweet right now. People are — this is — I honestly didn’t even expect to be talking with Anderson cooper today. I thought people would get, like, an Apple News notification, and they would just blow it off like what happens to everybody. I reported on Pulse when Pulse happened. I went to school in Florida, and I remember being so upset hearing about the victims who were texting their families and there I was, sitting under a desk texting my parents, telling them I loved them, and I just — I just don’t know what I want right now. Right? But I’m going to need more than a couple days of news coverage and some thoughts and prayers, because it’s our whole lives have been shattered. And so thanks for your prayers, but I couldn’t give a fuck about them if there’s nothing else."