Trump Hits CNN & NBC, Suggests Arming ‘Gun Adept Teachers’: ‘ATTACKS WOULD END!’

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to dole out a little fact checking to CNN and NBC for their coverage of his listening session with people affected by gun violence.

“I never said ‘give teachers guns’ like was stated on Fake News @CNN & @NBC,” Trump tweeted. “What I said was to look at the possibility of giving ‘concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience – only the best.”

Trump also defended the idea of arming “highly trained teachers” who would “serve as a deterrent to the cowards that do this.”

“A ‘gun free’ school is a magnet for bad people. ATTACKS WOULD END!”

While Trump is splitting hairs a little bit here, it’s true that he did not declare in his Wednesday listening session that all teachers should be armed. He instead called for us to consider giving concealed weapons to teachers who were “adept at firearms.”

Funnily enough, that position conflicts with a Trump tweet from the 2016 election, in which he said that he did not want guns to be “brought into the classroom.”

UPDATE 7:58 a.m. EST: Trump wasn’t finished:

UPDATE 8:09 a.m. EST: Trump is still tweeting:

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