While White House adviser Ivanka Trump did not directly push for President Donald Trump’s controversial plan to end mass shootings by arming schoolteachers, the first-daughter did call for a “discussion” to be had on the issue.
In an appearance on NBC News tonight, Ivanka — who is currently in South Korea for the 2018 Olympics — discussed the proposed solution to school shootings with the recent Parkland, Florida massacre that resulted in the gunning down of 17 people in mind:
“To be honest, I don’t know. Obviously, there would have to be an incredibly high standard for who would be able to bear arms in our school. But I think there is no one solution for creating safety. I think that having a teacher who is armed who cares deeply about her students or his students and who is capable and qualified to bear arms is not a bad idea, but it is an idea that needs to be discussed.”
As for her father, the president recently spoke at the right-wing gathering CPAC and aggressively pushed for “well-trained, gun-adept teachers and coaches.”
“I mean, I don’t want to have a hundred guards with rifles standing all over the school. You do a concealed carry permit,” Trump said. “This would be a major deterrent, because these people are inherently cowards.”
Watch above, via NBC.
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