Feb 16, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump meets with victims of Florida shooting

Trump at Florida hospital

Trump shakes hands with doctor Igor Nichiporenko while visiting Broward Health North. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump went to a Florida hospital tonight and met with victims of this week's school shooting. Later he met with law enforcement officials. He was on a previously scheduled trip to his hotel in Florida for the weekend.

About speaking with victims he said: "It’s sad something like that could happen.”

Why it matters: Trump did not address calls for more gun control in response to the shooting. According to the AP, he "ignored a shouted question about whether guns should be more tightly regulated."

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