President Trump Monday said he believes he would have rushed into Marjory Stonehand Douglas High School to confront the killer – even if he didn’t have a gun.
“You don’t know until you’re tested, but I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,” Trump told governors meeting at the White House. “And I think most of the people in this room would have done that too,” he added.
Trump revealed that he had lunch over the weekend with senior NRA officials Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox. “Don’t worry about the NRA. They’re on our side,” he said.
Trump suggested he will focus on denying guns to the mentally ill, noting that it has become harder to institutionalize people. “We’re going to have to start talking about mental institutions,” he said. “In the old days” it was easier to commit people who acted “like a boiler ready to explode.”
He also again suggested arming teachers.