Feb 26, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump on Florida: "I'd have run in there even if I didn't have a weapon”

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Donald Trump speaks during the Governors' Ball. Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool / Getty Images

President Trump said Monday that he believes he would "run in there even if I didn't have a weapon,” referencing the officer on-duty at Stoneman Douglas High School who allegedly stood outside of the school while a gunman killed 17 people earlier this month. “I really believe I would have,” he added, “you never know until you’re tested.”

The president was speaking at a meeting with Governors at the White House and suggested — again — that teachers and school staff should be armed in schools. After the president opened the floor to suggestions, Governor Jay Inslee of Washington stood and objected, “We need a little less Tweeting, a little more listening."

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