While trying to deflect blame from his administration’s failure to address gun violence, Donald Trump accidentally endorsed gun control while trolling Democrats on Twitter.
Trump’s been under a lot of criticism for his administration’s luke-warm response to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of 17 people. Many critics pointed out that Trump signed to rollback of numerous executive orders by former President Barrack Obama including one which prevented people with mental illnesses from buying firearms.
However, on Saturday, Trump pushed back against his critics noting that Democrats failed to pass gun control the last time they held all three branches of government. He also tried to tie the current controversy surrounding the uncertainty of Obama’s “Differed Action For Childhood Arrivals” program also known DACA to the Democrats as well.
“Just like they don’t want to solve the DACA problem, why didn’t the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House & Senate during the Obama Administration. Because they didn’t want to, and now they just talk!” Tweeted Trump.
Just like they don’t want to solve the DACA problem, why didn’t the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House & Senate during the Obama Administration. Because they didn’t want to, and now they just talk!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2018
However, in Trump’s haste to “punch back” at the Dems, he inadvertently undercut the National Rifle Association’s multi-million dollar political agenda. Trump’s insult suggests that the Dems failed to pass something that the American people wanted. And he also implies in so many words that had he been in office it would have gotten done.
Trump also fails to address the failure of his administration and the Republican party to institute any legislative reform in the wake of last years Las Vegas shooting which with a death toll of 59 is currently the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. Following that tragedy there was bipartisan support to ban a device used by the shooter called a “bump stock” which allowed him to simulate the shooting frequency of a fully automatic machine gun.
The unqualified imbecile occupying the White House once again proves that he’s not only a danger to those who oppose his policies but also to those who are bankrolling his lunacy.
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