Trump says he would have run into Florida school without a weapon


President Donald Trump said Monday that he would have charged into a Florida school during the shooting there earlier this month even if he were unarmed.

“I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,” Trump told governors meeting at the White House to discuss school safety.

Trump slammed as “frankly, disgusting” the armed school guard who remained outside the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 students and teachers dead. The president also criticized several other deputies who failed to immediately enter the school, telling the governors that the law enforcement officers “weren’t exactly Medal of Honor winners.”

“The way they performed was really a disgrace,” he said.

Trump compared the skill involved in shooting guns to that required for the game of golf, where “some people can make a four-foot putt every time, and some people can’t even take the club back.”

And he said the only way to stop school shootings was “retribution,” adding, “You’re not going to stop it by being kind.”

The armed sheriff’s deputy, Scot Peterson, who was on site during the mass shooting, resigned last week after being suspended without pay. He took cover outside rather than entering the school building to try to stop the shooter.

Trump said Monday that the deputy “choked.”

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US President Donald Trump speaks during the 2018 White House business session with state governors in the State dining Room of the White House on February 26, 2018 in Washington, DC.