Washington DC –
US President Donald Trump strives to be a public entertainer while addressing a brutal shooting at a Florida school that killed 17 people. But Trump is thought to divert a heated debate over gun restrictions to mental illness.
As reported by AFP and Reuters on Friday (16/2/2018), a day after the debate over gun border restrictions in the US, Trump gave a complete statement responding to the brutal shootings in Florida . Trump promises to make school safer and overcome mental illness.
Trump who has the youngest child who was 11 years old, trying to entertain the US children with a message saying you 'never alone and never'. "You have people who care about you, who love you, and who will do anything to protect you," Trump said in a speech at the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House on Thursday (15/2) local time.
The shooter, Nikolas Cruz (19), wore the AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle in action on Wednesday (14/2) local time. It was mentioned by the Florida authorities that the rifle was legally purchased by Cruz from Tactical Supply, Sunrise Tactical Supply, in Coral Springs, Florida.
Every time a brutal shoot takes place, Democrats always emphasize the importance of the rule of law on the restriction or tightening of firearms. But Trump did not discuss it in his speech at all.
Trump promises to make school security a top priority when meeting with the Governors and the state Attorney General later this month. "We also have to work together to create a culture in our country that includes the dignity of life, creating deep and meaningful human relationships," Trump said.
He again encourages children who are afraid or alone to seek the help of adults can be trusted. "We are here for you, whatever you need, whatever we will do to ease your pain," Trump added.
"We are committed to working with local and state leaders to help secure our schools and counteract the difficult issues of mental health," he said. "It's not enough to just take action that makes us feel we're making a difference.We should really make that difference," Trump added.
Trump's stance against the rules to limit firearms makes it difficult to offer solutions in the current situation. Trump became the first US President to host the NRA boss, an influential arms industry group in US politics, at the White House.
The opponents of firearm restrictions, usually diverting the debate into the motives and mental health of the shooters. That's what Trump is doing right now. He focuses on mental health and improves school security, but is silent about the rules of firearms.
In addition to giving a less assertive speech, Trump also expressed a symbolic expression, ordered the raising of a half-mast flag in US government buildings, military installations and embassies US in various countries.
(nvc / imk)