Florida Shooting: President Trump Meets With Victims As He Was Called On To Take Actions

Date February 19, 2018

President Donald Trump visited victims of the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. He made a few stops at Broward County hospital where the survivors of the attack were treated and sheriff's department where he praised their “incredible” work.

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Trump commented about the shooting that took lives from 17 students and adults at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School:

It's very sad something like that could happen.

During his visit to the hospital, he answered to two questions from reporters but walked away when the third questions about gun laws appeared.

Trump also commented on the work of law enforcement officers:

What a job you've done. You deserve credit.

The president added that they all deserve a raise. Then he turned to the officer who actually apprehended the shooter with the words:

Very few people could've done what you did.

Trump first tweeted his condolences to victims on Wednesday afternoon. He followed his tweets by social media posts and televised remarks the next day where he swore to take future action on mental health but said nothing about guns.

The survives of the deadly shooting in Parkland have focused their anger on the president, urging him to do something about gun violence. One of the comments said:

I love how you smiling when something tragic just happened in Florida.

Trump took his wife, Melania, to Florida where she accompanied the president to the hospital.

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