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Set The Scene
Trump met with a group of governors in the White House on Monday. During his statement on the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida he was completely off-script. He started with a disapproval of the actions of responding sheriff department personnel:
“They weren’t exactly Medal of Honor winners, alright? The way they performed was frankly disgusting.”
But after that he said something totally Trump-ish, and totally absurd:
“You don’t know until you test it, but I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon. And I think most of the people in this room would have done that, too.”
To actually hear these words come out of a man who went to great lengths to avoid the Vietnam draft… Four medical deferments and then a final rating of 4F, which translates to “unfit to serve” by the way.
Quite frankly, it left us partially paralyzed for a moment. We wondered, “Did he REALLY say that?” Then it dawned on us that yes, he had indeed. Not only did he say it out loud, but there is a video of it.
His false bravado was out in full force.
This is a man who won’t even hold an umbrella over his own child. But he actually expects people to believe that he would willingly charge into a school, unarmed? To defend children he doesn’t even know?
Let the absurdity of that sink in a moment.
A man so selfish he leaves his own child out in the rain while he marches ahead hogging a huge umbrella.
Really? Trump won't share an umbrella with his own child. pic.twitter.com/9SvWN7xF4t
— 🌟Tamara🌟 (@Aviatrixt) February 26, 2018
A Wink And A Nod To The NRA
Trump also gave a wink and a nod to the NRA, telling the assembled governors that he had eaten lunch with the NRA last week:
Don’t worry about the NRA. They’re on our side.
Indeed, the NRA is on someone’s side.
The governors attending this meeting seemed to have clearer heads and to be more inclined to work on viable solutions. Washington state governor Jay Inslee, spoke on the idiot notion of arming teachers. It is quite clear that he doesn’t think the solution lies in throwing more guns into the mix:
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on proposal to arm teachers: "Educators should educate, and they should not be foisted upon this responsibility of packing heat in first grade classes…we need a little less tweeting here and a little more listening." https://t.co/L4MBdUQHIi pic.twitter.com/43FN7GReXQ
— ABC News (@ABC) February 26, 2018
Trump’s statement is below. Please keep your seat belt fastened and try to avoid throwing bricks through your computer screen:
Featured image from ABC News video.