Thursday, February 22, 2018

What did Donald Trump do today?

He said he didn't say something, then said he said it, all in the same tweet.

At 7:22 this morning, Trump began a tweet by saying, "I never stated 'give teachers guns' like was stated on Fake News @CNN and @NBC."

The following sentence was, "What I said was to look at the possibility of giving 'concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience - only the best." 

Trump suggested that 20% of teachers could be armed. In related news, an armed Broward County sheriff's deputy assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was suspended today and immediately resigned. Deputy Scot Petersen, described as a "veteran officer," was in position to confront the attacker, but--heavily outgunned--he remained outside the building. 

Who cares?

  • Even by Trump's standards, saying something is fake news in one sentence and confirming it in the next is pretty ridiculous.