President Trump accused Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey of being “afraid of the NRA” at a congressional roundtable on guns at the White House Wednesday.
“I’m fan of the NRA. No bigger fan. I’m a big fan of the NRA. These are great people, these are great patriots. They love our country. But that doesn’t mean we have to agree on everything. It doesn’t make sense to be–I have to wait til’ I’m 21 to get a handgun, but I can get this weapon at 18. I don’t know, so I’m just curious as to what you did in your bill?”
“We didn’t address it, Mr. President,” Toomey said.
“You know why, because you’re afraid of the NRA, right?”
“It’s a big issue right now,” Trump also said. “A lot of people are talking about it. But a lot of people–a lot of people are afraid of that issue. Raising the age for that weapon to 21.” (RELATED: Trump Pauses, Places Hand On Billy Graham’s Casket)