MSNBC host Joe Scarborough thanked President Donald Trump for holding a talk with gun violence victims Thursday, but the thanks was short-lived as he dove into a sermon on gun control almost immediately.
“I do want to say a couple of things just off the top very quickly and then let’s get to the sound. First of all, and I — I haven’t said this very often since the president was sworn in, but thank you, Mr. President for — for what you did yesterday,” Scarborough said on “Morning Joe.” “And letting these people speak. Most that hold events like that, have it staged. I thought the ideas that many had were good.”
Scarborough criticized the notion of arming teachers in schools, along with other proposed gun policies before circling back to call the meeting “remarkable.”
“I — arming teachers is a genuinely bad idea. Even police officers with the best training panic. We see that in one tragic dash cam video after another. We know that there are more states with guns, there are more gun deaths. If there are more guns in schools there will be more gun deaths. People without adequate training will make terrible mistakes. There will be gun accidents,” he concluded. “So, despite that, I thought it was remarkable.”
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