Yesterday President Trump addressed the nation’s governors at an annual meeting at the White House.
He had an open forum that was covered by some news outlets in which he asked governors for their thoughts on school shootings.
Appallingly, Governor Jay Inslee of Washington state, directly told him, “I’ve listened to the first grade teachers that don’t want to be pistol-packing first grade teachers… We need to listen and educators should educate… I just suggest we need a little less tweeting here and a little more listening.”
I thought President Trump demonstrated amazing self control in not coming back at the rude creep.
Trump also said of the Parkland shooting, “You don’t know until you test it, but I really believe I’d have run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon. And I think most of the people in this room would have done that too, because I know most of you. But the way [the first armed police] performed was a disgrace.”
Liberals went to town on that remark.
They should read blogger Don Surber. He wrote:
A sheriff’s deputy assigned to the high school in Parkland, Florida, was too afraid to enter the building when the shooting started.
I am convinced that Donald Trump would have gone in — armed only with his personality.
Our friends at Reddit_The_Donald dug out an old newspaper clip from November 20, 1991 (when the New York Daily News was sane) that showed Trump stopped a guy from beating another man with a club.
Trump was riding around Manhattan in his limo with his girlfriend, and later wife, Marla Maples. He saw a guy beating another guy. Trump told his driver to pull over. Maples did not want him to get involved.
But he did.
Trump told James Rosen of the Daily News, “The guy with the bat looked at me, and I said, ‘Look, you’ve gotta stop this. Put down the bat.’ I guess he recognized me because he said, ‘Mr. Trump, I didn’t do anything wrong.’ I said, ‘How could you not do anything wrong when you’re whacking a guy with a bat?’ Then he ran away.”
There were witnesses, including Kathleen Romeo, who told the newspaper that when he emerged from his limo, the crowd cried, “There’s Trump.”
Romeo also said, “A lot of people were surprised that he got out to see what was happening.”
I wonder why the crowd did not stop the beating.
Weeks earlier, his 79-year-old mother was attacked but bread deliveryman Lawrence Herbert chased the mugger down and apprehended the 16-year-old thug.
Trump then wrote a check that saved Herbert’s home from foreclosure. Trump by then was familiar with not being able to meet a loan payment.
So in one instance, he used his fame to stop a mugging. In another, he used his fortune to stop a man from losing his home.
How can you not admire that?
Exactly. I believe he’d have run in there, too.