During a Wednesday press conference, President Donald Trump said he would prefer police “take the guns first” and “go through due process second” to prevent mass shootings like the one that happened on Valentine’s Day in Parkland, Florida.
“I like taking the guns early,” the president remarked amid lawmakers gathered for an announcement of a bipartisan school safety and gun control bill.
— CNN (@CNN) February 28, 2018
The remarks, naturally, were not missed by Twitter.
“If Obama said this, Fox News might actually implode,” the Toronto Star‘s Washington correspondent Daniel Dale mused. “There would be an actual fire at Fox News.”
Trump: “Take the firearms first and then go to court.” “I like taking the guns early, like in the crazy man’s case…take the guns first, go through due process second.”
If Obama said this, Fox News might actually implode. There would be an actual fire at Fox News.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 28, 2018
“Trump just said ‘take the guns first and do due process second’… and the sound you heard was Wayne LaPierre’s head exploding,” the Boston Globe‘s Michael Cohen joked, referencing the National Rifle Association’s executive vice president who he reportedly had lunch with recently.
Trump just said "take the guns first and do due process second" … and the sound you heard was Wayne LaPierre's head exploding
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) February 28, 2018
Check out the best responses below:
"Take the guns first, let due process happen later."
—The president of the United States.
(At home, Wayne LaPierre just threw a hammer at his TV.)
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) February 28, 2018
Trump: Take the guns first. Due process second.
@Deplorable_Its_A_Magazine_Not_A_Clip: Sounds good.
— Matt Christman (@cushbomb) February 28, 2018
NRA's Dana Loesch promptly stopped livetweeting the Trump/Congress meeting after Trump said "I like taking the guns early. Take the guns first, go through due process second."
The NRA would've issued a drone strike on the White House had Obama said that. pic.twitter.com/xsom68Xig0
— Dennis Mersereau (@wxdam) February 28, 2018
2008: Obama's gonna take the guns
2009: Obama's gonna take the guns
2010: Obama's gonna take the guns
2011: Obama's gonna take the guns
2012: Obama's gonna take the guns
2016: Obama's gonna take the guns
2018: Trump: "give me the guns".
— ej (@KeseysNotion) February 28, 2018
Trump is in the DSA now
— Ryan Boyd (@ryanaboyd) February 28, 2018
EVERY MAGA GUY NOW: Please take the guns daddy trump, please confiscate the guns, and then kiss me. https://t.co/mNbAuYQFJY
— chris person (@Papapishu) February 28, 2018
Also hey, kinda fucking silly that after right-wing pundits cried for 8 years about Obama wanting to take away guns by force, Trump is the one who actually wants to do it.
But of course like you said, the implications are dire.
— electro-ass sirbarksabit (@FunkmoLumbo) February 28, 2018
NRA: “Obama will take your guns! He wants to eat the second amendment for breakfast!”
Trump: “Take guns first.”
— Jenna Quigley (@JBomb11) February 28, 2018
I actually can't envision this hypothetical
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) February 28, 2018
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In a series of interviews on MSNBC Sunday, revisited voters they'd met earlier in the election cycle in Kent County.
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"I'm turning into more of an angry person than I've ever been in my life," she said about how she feels politically, noting that it makes her sad. "I've just got a countdown to November now, and I'm hoping we'll wake up from this nightmare we're in."
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‘Incompetent moron’ Chuck Todd ripped for letting Trump official claim Democrats want more COVID-19 deaths
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Instead of pushing back the NBC host known for his lack of follow-up questions let the comment slide by responding, "I take your point."
Todd's failure to call out the Trump aide for what one Twitter commenter called a "disgusting" comment led to an avalanche of criticism for the MBC political director who recently saw his weekday show cut back to make room for more commentary by colleague Nicolle Wallace.