WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Friday assured college students going again to highschool that they “don’t have anything to fret about,” because the nation continues to reel after quite a few mass shootings over the weekend and elevated false alarms and paranoia of the following taking pictures.
Whereas talking with reporters outdoors the White Home, Trump was requested what his message is to college students who’re nervous about going again to highschool as the brand new college yr begins.
“Go and actually examine exhausting and sometime you’ll develop up and possibly be president of america or do one thing else that’s unbelievable,” Trump mentioned. “They don’t have anything to concern, they don’t have anything to fret about.”
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CNN reported in July that there needed to that time been 22 shootings involving U.S. colleges the place “somebody was harm or killed” this yr.
Reporter: What’s your message to college students who’re nervous about going again to highschool after mass shootings?
Trump: “Go and actually examine exhausting and sometime you’ll develop up and possibly be president of america. They don’t have anything to concern, they don’t have anything to fret about” pic.twitter.com/JtLMSkrcjL
— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) August 9, 2019
Over the weekend there have been back-to-back shootings, with one particularly focusing on Latinos.
At the least 22 folks have died on account of a mass taking pictures in El Paso, Texas on Saturday. Authorities have linked the alleged shooter to a manifesto that had anti-immigrant and anti-Latino ideologies.
Lower than 24 hours later, a mass taking pictures occurred in Dayton, Ohio, the place 9 folks died in consequence.
The gun violence didn’t finish there.
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Fifty-nine folks had been additionally shot in Chicago over the weekend, together with seven fatally in principally poor, black neighborhoods on town’s South and West sides.
Trump has mentioned he’s wanting into increasing gun background checks on account of the tragedies, however that the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation and different gun teams will give enter on the laws.
There have been over 250 mass shootings this yr alone.
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