Parkland Shooting Survivors Slam Trump For ‘Disgusting’ Weekend Tweetstorm: ‘My Father is a Retired FBI Agent’
CNN’s Alisyn Camerota spoke with school shooting survivors-turned-activists David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez about their thoughts about the government’s reaction to the Parkland shooting, and they were not having any of it.
After Camerota pointed out President Donald Trump‘s weekend tweetstorm insisting that FBI negligence over a tip about shooter Nikolas Cruz was due to an organization-wide obsession with proving the – in the president’s mind – specious notion that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, Hogg went full throttle on the commander-in-chief.
“I think it’s disgusting,” Hogg said. “My father is a retired FBI agent and the FBI are some of the hardest-working individuals I’ve ever seen in my life.”
“The FBI were some of the amazing first responders who were helping us get to safety,” Gonzalez added. “The fact that he wants to discredit them in any way and then he’s trying to shift our focus onto them is… not acceptable.”
Later on in the interview, Gonzalez and Hogg did not pull punches about gun control and called for the NRA to disband.
“Don’t you dare come back here,” Gonzalez said.
“How do you expect politicians who need money to keep running for office to say no to the NRA?” Camerota asked.
“You’re either funding the killers or you are standing with the children,” Gonzalez responded. “We don’t have jobs, so we can’t pay for your campaign. We would hope that you have the decent morality to support us at this point.”
Hogg added: “If you can’t get elected without taking money from child murderers, why are you running?”
Watch above, via CNN.
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