WA Gov. Confronts Trump Over Arming Teachers: ‘Little Less Tweeting, Little More Listening’
When it came to arming first-grade teachers, Washington Governor Jay Inslee spoke to President Donald Trump as if he was a first-grader.
At a press conference Monday afternoon, Trump explained that a “very small percentage” of teachers who are “gun-adept” would be armed, but Gov. Inslee – who was in town for the previous night’s Governors’ Ball – explained to Trump that his constituents don’t want teachers to be armed.
“Whatever percentage [of armed teachers] it is, speaking as a grandfather… I have listened to the people who would be affected by that,” he said. “I have listened to the biology teachers and they don’t want to do that at any percentage. I’ve listened to the first-grade teachers that don’t want to be pistol-packing first-grade teachers. I’ve listened to law enforcement who have said they don’t want to have to train teachers as law enforcement [agents] which takes about six months. Now, I just think this is a circumstance where we need to listen that educators should educate, and they should not be foisted upon this responsibility of packing heat in first-grade classes.”
As he spoke, Trump became visibly obstinate, crossing his arms and frowning. Perhaps noticing this, Inslee spoke to the president as if he were a petulant child.
“Now, I understand you have suggested this, and we suggest things and sometimes then we listen to people about it and maybe they don’t look so good a little later,” the governor said. “So I just suggest we need a little less tweeting and a little more listening and let’s just take that off the table and move forward.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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