Trump won't even do a press conference alone.
Trump’s fantasies about how to stop school shootings have progressed from arming teachers to something even more absurd.
While delivering remarks to a gathering of governors at the White House Monday morning, Trump took things to absurd lengths.
“I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,” he said, “and I think most of the people in this room would have done that, too.”
One of the absurd arguments Trump has used in favor of arming teachers is that a trained deputy hesitated to rush into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the deadly mass shooting that claimed 17 lives. Since then, it has been reported that three additional deputies remained outside the school during the shooting.
Trump has taken to insisting that trained law enforcement officials lack the “love” required to act in defense of students. Those deputies’ actions during the Parkland shooting are still under investigation, but the notion that Trump would ever display courage of any kind is patently absurd.
Trump’s delusion might be amusing were it not so very dangerous.
Trump’s plan to arm teachers would make schools more dangerous: Teachers could become targets for responding officers, and more firearms on school grounds would pose a risk to students and teachers.
Americans are demanding action on gun control, not fairy tales.