There are times when it appears that the Trump family does not speak to one another at all. Donald Trump is on one news channel saying that arming teachers is the solution to mass shootings while Ivanka Trump is on another saying she isn’t so sure of that. Melania Trump will be quoted as saying she would like for her signature issue as first lady to be addressing cyberbullying while her stepson, Donald Trump, Jr., is liking articles against a school shooting survivor that pointed a target on his back for bullies to troll him on social media.
And then there are times when Trump Sr. contradicts himself, like when he said on Monday that the school shooter who ended 17 lives on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida should have been in a mental institution and that would have prevented the shooting, forgetting that he signed the repeal of a law that would have made it easier to prevent those who “who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution” from purchasing a firearm. One Trump doesn’t know what the other is doing, but President Trump doesn’t even know what he has already done.
In her first public appearance speaking to the nation since the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Melania Trump took an entirely different position, in fact even a contradictory one, from her husband’s and stepson’s.
‘I have been heartened to see children across this country using their voices to speak out and try to create change. They’re our future, and they deserve a voice.. Our continued thoughts and prayers go out to all who were affected by such a senseless act. As a parent I cannot imagine the kind of grief and tragedy like that brings.’
While any rational person would agree with the first lady’s statement, her views don’t seem to have influenced the president at all. While Trump met with students and parents, he hasn’t backed many of the solutions to mass shootings that they proposed, and his son has gone so far as to help spread conspiracy theories against high school shooting survivors.
Junior is a sicko. https://t.co/psWFAxiTFl
— misterron (@misterron) February 21, 2018
Yes, it got that bad. And Melania’s pretty words don’t erase that.
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