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Hussain imagined that Trump would “use this event to make himself look better politically.” “It’s not meaningful,” he added. “He’s the president and he should be speaking on what he’s going to do to make it better for next time. My friend group, Hispanic kids, black kids, they’re not caring for this at all. My dad is of the same idea.”
Another student who participated in Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) with Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, but asked that he not be named, said most kids and people in town agree that Trump should not swing through.
“One big reason people don’t want him here was his speech yesterday and tweet of his,” the student said. “Apparently [the president] said it was the kids’ responsibility to report Nikolas Cruz so in a way it was our fault… A lot of people aren’t happy about his visit.”
Several senior Trump aides expressed concern to The Daily Beast that Trump could potentially find himself in a situation in Parkland where he is trapped with grieving parents or students who harangue him about his administration’s position on guns, creating horrible optics and more negative press for the president. The same officials also voiced worry that the president’s response to such a situation could potentially make the situation on the ground worse, unintentionally. Asked for an explanation, one White House official referenced the incident when President Trump ended up making a widow cry when he meant to comfort her.
originally posted by: Jiggly
funny how they throw all this anger at trump, yet none at the shooter...
“I can’t believe that pig is coming down here,” said Kylan Reynolds, 23, a graduate of Florida Atlantic University in South Florida. “The man is a coward.”
“By action I mean urging legislators to stop listening to interest groups like the NRA and stop considering the rights of people to keep guns as a hobby over the lives of kidswho just want to go to college and get a job and be Americans,” she said.
Trump signed a bill last year repealing an Obama-era regulation that made it more difficult for people with mental illnesses to purchase firearms.
Former President Barack Obama aggressively pushed for new gun restrictions, particularly after the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012.
After that attack, Obama announced a series of executive actions intended to strengthen gun control. Obama separately urged Congress to pass legislation addressing the matter.
Republicans have had control of the House since 2011, and regained control of the Senate in 2014.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: donnydeevil
Some butt-hurt teenagers don't like Trump.
Some butt-hurt teenagers kill people.
Thankfully, they are a small percentage. They can hold up protest signs for a few minutes of fame on CNN. After that, life goes on.
Fernandes, who lived in Connecticut during the Sandy Hook school shooting, said he was outraged that Congress had done nothing to restrict gun ownership.