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Trump slams Florida deputy on duty: "He didn't have the courage"

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Speaking to reporters ahead of his CPAC appearance, President Trump criticized Deputy Sheriff Peterson for failing to act during the Feb. 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

"Deputy Sheriff Peterson...he's trained his whole life...but when it came time to get in there and do something, he didn't have the courage or something happened. But he certainly did a poor job, there's no question about that."
— President Trump