Florida teen Emma Gonzalez called out Trump's cozy relationship with the NRA. Not long after, Trump threw another Twitter tantrum, blaming Democrats for gun violence.
Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the horrific mass shooting at a Florida high school, strongly called out Trump for his subservience to the NRA in a speech that has gone viral across the country.
After her remarks trended on social media, Trump petulantly tweeted that it was Democrats who are to blame for the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
“Just like they don’t want to solve the DACA problem, why didn’t the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House & Senate during the Obama Administration,” Trump tweeted.
“Because they didn’t want to, and now they just talk!” He concluded.
In her speech, Gonzalez noted that the NRA spent an unprecedented $36 million from their war chest to help secure the presidency for Trump.
After promising to enact the group’s pro-violence agenda, he has worked on its behalf to continue the flow of guns into America.
As Gonzalez pointed out, Trump rescinded a regulation put in place by President Barack Obama designed to make it more difficult for people with mental illnesses to get a gun.
Along with his Republican allies in Congress, Trump has pushed for weakened laws and regulations on guns. This is an initiative that dovetails perfectly with the NRA’s mission.
The extremist organization paid for the conscience of many politicians like Trump, and it is getting its money’s worth.
When Trump had a chance to show compassion for victims of gun violence, he only spent 35 minutes with them to pose for pictures flashing a thumbs-up. Then he was off to a disco party at his Mar-a-Lago resort.
He decided not to play golf as part of a gambit designed to show his empathy, but instead tweeted multiple times throughout the day.
It is well known that Trump schedules so-called “executive time” to watch television instead of doing his job. Gonzalez’s speech showed up all across cable news, and it is well within the realm of possibility that his tweet is an attempt to short-circuit her potent message.
It is unlikely to work. Millions have now seen Emma Gonzalez’s moment and they side with her, against Trump and the NRA. He is rattled, but they are resisting.