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."
"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
“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