While Donald Trump and the Republican Party have done absolutely nothing to stop the onslaught of mass school shootings that are plaguing the nation, you’d think at the very least, our Commander in Chief could offer a few words of comfort in addition to his half-a** ‘thoughts and prayers.’ Unfortunately, even that is too much to expect from Trump.
Yesterday, Trump would only spare a tiny bit of his time to meet with grieving families and survivors of the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas, a tragedy that killed ten and wounded over a dozen on May 18th.
In a private meeting in which reporters were not permitted to attend, Trump spent over an hour lying to and completely disappointing these families and survivors. Rhonda Hart, who lost her 14-year-old daughter Kimberly Vaughan to the shooting, recounted the event to the Associated Press and proved that Trump doesn’t give a sh*t about the lives that were stolen or about preventing more school shootings from happening.
Hart stated that she was shocked when Trump repeatedly called the shooter, who was dressed in a trench coat, ‘wacky’ – as if there weren’t more suitable words in the dictionary. Hart also stated that she had suggested to the president, “Maybe if everyone had access to mental health care, we wouldn’t be in the situation.” Trump didn’t seem open to feedback.
Hart also witnessed Trump’s disturbing lack of logic in coming up with ‘solutions’ to school shootings. Hart, who is an Army veteran, suggested that vets could be employed as sentinels in schools. Trump eagerly responded, “And arm them?” After Hart said, “No,” she said Trump “kept mentioning” giving classroom teachers guns.
Hart sums up the entire disappointing experience like this:
It was like talking to a toddler.”
Trump isn’t even taking these meetings seriously, just like he is ignoring the fact that the majority of Americans DO NOT want school teachers to be armed and know that more guns are not the solution to gun violence. This meeting with families and those affected was a massive failure for Trump and leaves us with very little faith for a real solution.
More children are going to die, and Trump still won’t give a damn.
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