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President Trump, first lady’s visit rampage-victims
Trump visits Parkland community reeling from the lethal rampage, praises first responders; Kevin cork reports from West Palm Beach, Florida.
The White house showed on Sunday that President Trump would support a push to improve the nation’s system of background checks for potential gun buyers, days after the shooting massacre at the high school in Parkland, Florida.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump spoke on Friday to the Senate majority whip John Cornyn a bill introduced by the Texas Republican in addition to Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., this would “improve the Federal government’s compliance with the criminal background check legislation.”
Sanders continued, “During the deliberations, and revisions will be considered, the President supports the efforts to improve the Federal background-check system.”
Steve Says: America to Parkland
The massacre on Valentine’s day in the last week has, once again, a debate over the political spectrum in America about gun violence and preventing mass-shootings.
Nikolas Cruz, 19, is suspected of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he was a former student, killed 17 people and injured more than a dozen others.
The day after the shooting, Trump out, health and mental as a possible factor. “So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and unpredictable behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Always the message of such instances, authorities will need to, again and again!”, the President tweeted.
So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and unpredictable behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. The notification of such instances, authorities will have to always, again and again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2018
Trump holds a listening session with high school students this week after the deadly rampage in Florida.
A White house schedule says Trump host for pupils, students and teachers on Wednesday. He will also meet with state and local officials on school safety on Thursday.
Trump was last night seen in public on Friday when he attended the Florida community obtained of the massacre, which gave rise to a student-led push for more gun control.
Very sad that the FBI missed to send the many signals of the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. You have to spend trying a lot of time to prove Russian agreement with the trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to basics and make us all proud!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2018
Saturday evening, after reports surfaced that the Federal investigators failed to warnings about Cruz, Trump tweeted: “Very sad that the FBI missed to send the many signals of the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.