President Obama praised his 2012 Republican presidential challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, after Romney tweeted "Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol" in the wake of Wednesday's racist mass shooting at a historically African-American church in Charleston, S.C.

"To many, it is a symbol of racial hatred. Remove it now to honor #Charleston victims," Romney's Saturday morning tweet concluded.

"Good point, Mitt," Obama tweeted Saturday night in response to Romney.

Obama was also quick to capitalize on the shooting and tweet his support for more gun control regulations. "Here are the stats: Per population, we kill each other with guns at a rate 297x more than Japan, 49x more than France, 33x more than Israel," Obama tweeted.

"Expressions of sympathy aren't enough," the president tweeted. "It's time we do something about this."