Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused the Republican presumptive nominee, Donald Trump, of pandering to the NRA.
While speaking to in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the Treyvon Martin Foundation, Clinton claimed that Trump would “on his first day in office, he’d mandate that every school in America allow guns in classrooms. Every school, he said. That’s no way to keep us safe.”
Clinton conveniently forgot, or neglected to mention, that when her husband was president, he announced in April of 2000, $120 million in grants. Much of that funding was directed to fund a “COPS in schools” Justice Department program that would have placed armed officers at schools to protect students and teachers.
On Fox News, Trump responded, “She talked about guns in classrooms. I don’t want to have guns in classrooms. Although in some cases, teachers should have guns in classrooms, frankly. Because, teachers, you know, things that are going in our schools are unbelievable. You look at some of our schools. Unbelievable what’s going on. But I’m not advocating guns in classrooms. But remember, in some cases, and a lot of people have made this case, teachers should be able to have guns.”
“Trained teachers should be able to have guns in classrooms.”
Trump described Clinton as “a weak person.”
Last week, Donald Trump was endorsed by the NRA.
When later asked to comment on a New York Times article about the number of conservatives who have said they would not support him, Trump emphasized the unification that’s occurring in the Republican Party, “They should talk about the unification that’s taking place in the Republican Party. Because, if you look at what’s happening… I mean, you know, the RNC, as an example, is with us. So many different groups are with us and so many different people are with us. But now, Senators are coming out. Congressmen are coming out. There’s tremendous unity happening in the party, and that’s really been the big story.”