A student who survived last week’s horrific shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hammered Trump supporter Jack Kingston for saying that young people promoting stronger gun laws were being manipulated by liberal billionaire George Soros.
In response to former Republican Jack Kingston’s claim that he and his fellow students who are organizing anti-gun rallies were being used as pawns by Soros, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Brandon Abzug didn’t mince words.
“I think it’s very despicable that he would have the audacity to say that,” he said. “Young people across this country and the world should feel they have the power to make things right, and especially in the wake of a tragedy, we show who we truly are. To say that just because we’re young, we can’t make a difference, is not right. He should apologize.”
Fellow Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor Delaney Tarr similarly said that she hears from adults that teenagers pushing for tougher gun laws simply don’t know what they’re talking about — but she said young activists have to brush it aside and concentrate on changing the system.
“With any movement, there comes this amount of hating and trolling and people saying, ‘You’re just a little kid, you don’t know what you’re talking about,’ or ‘You’re a puppet,'” she said. “Ultimately we have to move past all that. The amount of support we’re getting is so overwhelming compared to everything else.”
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Hope Hicks denied under oath knowing about Trump’s hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels
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"Hicks told lawmakers today that she did not have knowledge during 2016 campaign of hush-money payments made in run-up to election," reports CNN's Manu Raju. "Also she wouldn’t discuss what she learned about those payments during her time at White House because of immunity claims."
Hicks told lawmakers today that she did not have knowledge during 2016 campaign of hush-money payments made in run-up to election, per sources. Also she wouldn’t discuss what she learned about those payments during her time at WH bc of immunity claims https://t.co/GZWqzCzpGX
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Powell was asked by a reporter if he was concerned about being "demoted" by Trump in the wake of this announcement, the Federal Reserve Chairman said he wasn't worried.
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"Privilege is not being asserted here. Instead, the White House says that Hicks has absolute immunity regarding the time that she spent at 1600 Pennsylvania. Does absolute immunity even exist? And if so, can you explain to me the difference between the two?" CNN host Brooke Baldwin asked Dean.