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Donald Trump Says He Would Have Rushed In Unarmed To Stop School Shooting

Date March 1, 2018 10:45

Donald Trump spoke at a meeting of the country’s governors at the White House and declared that he would have rushed into Florida school to save the students and teachers from a gunman even if he was unarmed at the time of the shooting.

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Addressing to a roomful of governors on Monday, he stated:

You don't know until you're tested, but I think 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.

During the meeting, Trump discussed the ways to prevent mass shooting proposing the ideas like arming teachers and reopening mental institutions.

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Mr. Trump jumped from one solution to another but continued to brush away any comments about raising the age requirements to purchase a rifle from 18 to 21.

The president didn’t forget to verbally assault Florida sheriff’s deputies, mentioning their failure to respond to the Parkland school shooting, which took lives of 17 people. He said that the deputies “weren’t exactly Medal of Honor winners.”

A lawyer for Deputy Scot Peterson of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office declared that Mr. Peterson did not come to students and teachers’ aid when the massacre began because he was sure that the shots were coming from the outside. Sheriff Scott Israel called him “a coward” for not running into the school to try to save people.

President Trump repeated his words saying that Peterson and three other deputies’ actions were “frankly, disgusting” calling their performance a “disgrace”.

Mr. Trump insisted that politicians need to do something to ensure that shootings like that will never happen again as soon as possible.

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