"I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon," POTUS says Monday.
President Donald Trump says he would have rushed into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the mass shooting -- "even if I didn't have a weapon" -- and the comment has left Hollywood up in arms.
During Monday's White House meeting with governors from across the country, Trump addressed both the shooting that took 17 lives earlier this month as well as the wider issue of gun control.
"We have to take steps to harden our schools so that they're less vulnerable to attack," Trump said. "This includes allowing well-trained and certified school personnel to carry concealed fire arms. At some point, you need volume. I don't know that a school's gonna be able to hire 100 security guards that are armed, plus I got to watch some deputy sheriffs performing this weekend. They weren't exactly medal of honor winners, alright? They way they performed was frankly disgusting."
"You know, I really believe -- 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, and I think most of the people in this room would've done that, too, 'cause I know most of you," he added. "But the way they performed was really a disgrace."
Trump said today that he’d have run into that school even if he wasn't armed. Really? With his bone spurs? A fart in his general direction.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 26, 2018
Trump: “I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon." pic.twitter.com/sJshZ4rN94— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 26, 2018
You dodged the draft 5 times. F-I-V-E times. For bad feet. Forrest Gump served more time than you and he had leg braces. https://t.co/IqzGEBeZPC— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 26, 2018
"I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon," Trump said, according to The Associated Press. I believe you, Captain Bone Spurs & I really believe that due to an unexpected write-in vote, I'll win an Oscar this Sunday. #ItsFunToPretend— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 26, 2018
Trump wouldn’t jump into the grotto to save a drowning Playboy Bunny.— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 26, 2018
Wait, he said what now? https://t.co/koBPSSvVCY— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 26, 2018
"I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon."— andy lassner (@andylassner) February 26, 2018
-Donald J. Trump pic.twitter.com/sORhBVKn2e
“Is everyone in the girls’ locker room okay?” https://t.co/NaMa60mqrd— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) February 26, 2018
At best maybe he could walk briskly in there. OR drive in on his golf cart.— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) February 26, 2018
Even with those painful bone spurs? https://t.co/Z7AJ1gyFiQ— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 26, 2018
“Grabbed my chicken McNuggets they were holding and rushed out. Also, I’d duct-tape eight or nine of the weaker students who had previously made it to my body as a shield before entering. I’m John McClane!” WaPo left out the rest of the quote. https://t.co/irNomKqz9i— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 26, 2018
i think he meant he'd "run by and keep on running as fast as he can" https://t.co/O69DeJ9evk— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) February 26, 2018
The final two stages in the life cycle of the Macho Idiot. pic.twitter.com/iGxDxLxlOQ— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) February 26, 2018