President Donald Trump has been tweeting up a storm Thursday morning, doling out various proposals to resolve gun violence in America — and seemed to punctuate his thoughts with a strong endorsement of the National Rifle Association.
Trump defended NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, who has kept out of the spotlight since last week’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.
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What many people don’t understand, or don’t want to understand, is that Wayne, Chris and the folks who work so hard at the @NRA are Great People and Great American Patriots. They love our Country and will do the right thing. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2018
“What many people don’t understand, or don’t want to understand, is that Wayne [LaPierre, president of the NRA], Chris [Cox, chief lobbyist for the Institute for Legislative Action, the NRA’s lobbying arm] and the folks who work so hard at the NRA are Great People and Great American Patriots,” Trump tweeted, tagging the organization’s Twitter handle so they’d be sure to see it.
LaPierre made his big debut on the stage at CPAC Thursday morning, a little after Trump’s tweet, and slammed the media for its coverage of the tragedy.
This is just the latest in a flurry of tweets Trump has sent in the past few hours which have advocated for arming teachers, a notion that many on both sides of the aisle have roundly condemned.
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