Trump on School Shooting: ‘I Would Have Ran in, Unarmed’

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

President Donald Trump has such a heart for people and always steps in when he sees an opportunity to help.

While speaking about the Florida school shooting, he blasted the Broward County deputies and added that he would have ran into the building to save those children, even if he was unarmed.

“You don’t know until you’re tested, but I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,” he said, and added that the deputies on duty “weren’t exactly Medal of Honor winners,” because “the way they performed was frankly disgusting.”

Time reports: 

The school’s resource officer has already resigned for not going inside the school while the shooting took place. USA Today reports that the county is investigating a claim that other deputies also hesitated to engage with the shooter who took the lives of 17 people.

Trump has vowed to take action on gun policy in the wake of the shooting, directing his Justice Department to ban bump stocks, accessories that increase the speed of fire on semiautomatic weapons. “I’m writing that out myself, I don’t care if Congress does it or not,” he said.

He also said he’ll focus on strengthening mental health resources and background checks — “If we see a sicko, I don’t want him having a gun,” he said — and suggested arming teachers and school administrators.

Trump added Monday that his idea to arm teachers has been misconstrued. “The headline was, ‘Trump wants all teachers to have guns,’” he said. “I don’t want teachers to have guns. I want highly-trained people that have a natural talent, like hitting a baseball or hitting a golf ball or [golf] putting.”

Donald Trump added, “We’ll turn our grief into action.”

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