Cue Outrage: Trump Tweets NRA Leaders Are "Great People And Great American Patriots"

Update (9:50 am ET): President Trump will be meeting with lawmakers today at 11:30 am to discuss school safety...

 

 

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Update (9:30 am ET): Cue the liberal outrage...

In a follow-up to Trump's mid-morning tweetstorm, the president tweeted his support for NRA leaders...just an hour after declaring his support for gun-control measures that the organization, it appears, is being forced to grudgingly support...

Trump tweeted that "what many people don't understand, or don't want to understand, is that Wayne, Chris and the folks who work so hard at the @NRA are Great People and Great American Patriots.They love our Country and will do the right thing. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"

 

 

We imagine that language will profoundly resonate with the millions of Americans who cheered last night as a group of teenage school shooting survivors tore into a group of lawmakers and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch.

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Left-wing media exploded with fury Wednesday afternoon following reports that, during a meeting with survivors of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Fla., President Trump had suggested that the most effective method of preventing school shootings would be arming teachers.

"If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly, and the good thing about a suggestion like that -- and we're going to be looking at it very strongly, and I think a lot of people are going to be opposed to it. I think a lot of people are going to like it. But the good thing is you're going to have a lot of [armed] people with that," Trump said during the meeting, which was broadcast live.

But apparently displeased with the tenor of the coverage that his remarks elicited, Trump tweeted this morning that he never said he'd like to "give teachers guns"...what he said was to "looked at the possibility" of giving concealed weapons to teachers with a military background or who are "gun adept" - a group that would include, at max, 20% of teachers...

...Before adding that "gun-adept" teachers would, in fact, be an effective deterrent to "sicko" school shooters who would "NEVER attack that school" knowing that they might face return fire from a host of educators...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...Before affirming that he will be "strongly pushing" comprehensive background checks with an emphasis on mental health. He'd also like to raise the age requirement for all gun sales to 21 while ending the sale of bump stocks. Trump added that he's optimistic about the chances of passing his plan because "Congress is finally in a mood to do something on the issue.."

 

 

So, to be clear, Trump isn't saying "give teachers guns" - he's saying let teachers bring their own guns to school.

...See the distinction?