President Donald Trump sat with his arms crossed at one point and proposed his ideas for how to stop school shootings. Many parents and survivors found problems with his words and some corrected him.
Some pointed out it was obvious these parents were all pre-screened so that they wouldn't be talking about gun control.
It was noted that Trump also likely went off script when he said he would support background checks, something the NRA opposes.
Donald Trump just went off script on live TV and promised shooting survivors: "We'll be doing the background checks… https://t.co/eTicGGe2Th— Caroline Orr Bueno (@Caroline Orr Bueno)1519251555.0
Trump proposed arming teachers in classrooms, something the internet blasted, but also parents and teachers in the room with the president shot down. When they explained why they didn't support it, applause echoed through the White House room. Interestingly, Trump once said that that his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton incorrectly stated that he wants guns in the classroom. "Wrong!" he responded to it. Less than two years later, that is exactly what he proposed.
There is a tweet for everything. #ParklandStudentsSpeak https://t.co/NOMyecbXLD https://t.co/LtsxrKFXX5— William LeGate 🇺🇸 (@William LeGate 🇺🇸)1519253349.0
They also noted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos smiling throughout the whole meeting.
Here are the best takes below:
I am so embarrassed that Trump is my president right now. I cant believe these are his solutions to passionate kids. #ParklandStudentsSpeak— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1519251276.0
WHAT THE F ARE THESE PPL SUGGESTING? These ppl were obviously vetted to reflect exactly what Trump & the NRA wants!… https://t.co/9rCZWYm4PA— wear a mask (@wear a mask)1519251164.0
Solutions given... - Ban assault weapons - Raise age for AR-15 - More security - Focus on mental health - Different… https://t.co/g924NF1LYU— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1519251930.0
Samuel Zeif to Donald Trump: "I don't understand, I turned 18 the day after [the shooting]. Woke up to the news tha… https://t.co/QfrCHPFwNH— Ryan Knight 🌹 (@Ryan Knight 🌹)1519250958.0
A brave Sandy Hook father: "My wife is a career educator and she will tell you... school teachers have more than en… https://t.co/5Gd5LkbQ0U— 🗽 Liz Gumbinner (@🗽 Liz Gumbinner)1519252116.0
Trump asked parents what should be done to prevent school shootings. Approximately 6 parents have responded. Not 1… https://t.co/cesijU5wCU— Ryan Saavedra (@Ryan Saavedra)1519251800.0
Teachers do everything and now you want to make them be police too. Unbelievable! #ParklandStudentsSpeak— Jean M Cogdell (@Jean M Cogdell)1519250897.0
Trump didn't hear a goddamn thing they said. The answer is put more guns into schools? Are they going to pay teach… https://t.co/S9nu0n4X97— Carrie Gallagher (@Carrie Gallagher)1519251548.0
Why is Betsy DeVos smiling placidly during these tortured and painful survivor stories?! Another MAGA ghoul devoid… https://t.co/ndv48oHI7N— WEAR A MASK Lisa (@WEAR A MASK Lisa)1519250766.0
Trump's proposal during his "listening session" to arm teachers and bring more guns into our schools is beyond prep… https://t.co/NIJ4jvF0OL— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1519253570.0
Get it together, America. #ParklandStudentsSpeak #WednesdayWisdom #EdChat https://t.co/Hsigo4tqyO— 𝔅𝔩𝔲𝔢𝔯𝔞𝔷𝔷𝔟𝔩𝔬𝔴𝔭𝔬𝔭 (@𝔅𝔩𝔲𝔢𝔯𝔞𝔷𝔷𝔟𝔩𝔬𝔴𝔭𝔬𝔭)1519243504.0
A view inside Betsy Devos's head #ParklandStudentsSpeak https://t.co/DxfxasG4GH— Mrs. Hwiggins (@Mrs. Hwiggins)1519251500.0
To hear Trump rail against mental hospitals not being around anymore or there not being enough cops to cover school… https://t.co/1ORqVgbPvm— (((Charles Young))) (@(((Charles Young))))1519251713.0