Emma Gonzalez speaks to increase gun security
By Celine P
On February 26th, President Donald Trump stated in reaction to the sheriff’s deputies in Florida, that he “would have run into school during the shooting, ‘even if I didn’t have a weapon’”. He implies once again, that there could be one hero.
Trump has– as well as many other times before this incident– insinuated that he would be the courageous hero to save the day that the country so very needs.
This has attracted many critics. A survivor of the Florida shooting tweeted in response to Trump’s morning tweet-storm. “17 of my classmates are gone. That’s 17 futures, 17 children, and 17 friends stolen. But you’re right, it always has to be about you. How silly of me to forget. #neveragain”
Trump barely mentioned guns in his speech about the shooting, and later blamed the Democratic party in a tweet, for failing to pass gun control laws when they were the main power back in the Obama presidency.
One of the students who participated in the “Meet the Press” on NBC was David Hogg. Hogg vocalized his animosity towards Trump in an urgent request for change. “You’re the President,” he said. “You’re supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us. How dare you? Children are dying, and their blood is on your hands because of that. Please take action. Stop going on vacation in Mar-a-Lago. Take action. Work with Congress. Your party controls both the House and Senate. Take action, get some bills passed, and for God’s sake, let’s save some lives.”
In general, people were not very impressed with the president’s reaction to the Parkland shooting.