President Donald Trump on Monday got an earful from Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee about his plan to arm school teachers — and he did not appear at all happy to be on the receiving end of criticism.
During a talk with governors about school safety, Inslee stood to counter Trump’s plan to train teachers in schools how to use firearms to potentially take out mass shooters.
In particular, Inslee said that conversations he’d had with teachers suggested they wanted no part of the president’s plan to give them deadly weapons.
“I have listened to the biology teachers, and they don’t want to do that at any percentage,” Inslee said. “I’ve listened to the first-grade teachers who don’t want to be pistol-packing first-grade teachers. I’ve listened to the law enforcement officials who say they don’t want to train teachers as law enforcement agencies, which takes about six months.”
Inslee then chided the president for insisting that arming teachers was the solution to school shootings, despite the pleas of teachers across the country to find alternative means.
“Now this is a circumstance where I think we need to listen — that educators should educate, and they should not be foisted upon this responsibility of packing heat in first-grade classes,” he said. “I just suggest that we need a little less tweeting here, and a little more listening.”
Trump ignored Inslee’s remarks and proceeded to call on Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to change the subject.
Watch the video below.
WOW — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) challenges Trump to his face on his plan to arm teachers, tells him "we need to listen to educators and they should not be foisted upon this responsibility of packing heat."
Trump responds by crossing his arms and quickly changing topic pic.twitter.com/ikjXvJ56Mc
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 26, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
Michael Moore breaks down why Trump is ‘scared’ of The Squad: ‘They’re the force out there!’
Legendary filmmaker Michael Moore revealed why President Donald Trump is so scared of the women of color in Congress known as The Squad.
The Squad is made up of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
"So, Michael, when your political opposition tells you this is the play we’re going to run and the president underscores it, and they’re running this play, is there any — is The Squad blameless for giving the president a steady stream of oxygen and ammunition?" MSNBC's Brian Williams asked.
"I’m so glad he’s that frightened of them, both he and [Benjamin] Netanyahu are scared of them. And the reason they are is — and this is why Trump isn’t as dumb as he comes off," Moore said.
Trump has spent his vacation golfing, watching cable TV — and panicking about a recession: AP
While President Donald Trump has been able to golf frequently while on vacation in New Jersey, he may not return to DC well-rested.
"Trump has spent much of the week at his New Jersey golf club, many of his mornings on the links, his afternoons watching cable television and his evenings calling confidants and business executives to get their take on the market’s volatility," the Associated Press reported Friday.
"Though he has expressed private worries about Wall Street, he is also skeptical about some of the weaker economic indicators, wondering if the media and establishment figures are manipulating the data to make him look bad, according to two Republicans close to the White House, not authorized to discuss private conversations," the AP noted.
Rick Wilsons destroys Trump for ’punitive ‘dickishness’ and ‘performative assh*lery’ on HBO’s Real Time
Republican strategist Rick Wilson slammed the Trump administration on HBO's "Real Time" with Bill Maher on Friday.
Wilson is the author of the 2018 book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever.
The GOP consultant said America needs to replace the "Goddamn oil lobbyist who runs the f*cking EPA right now."
"This is just punitive dickishness by these people," Wilson charged. "They're just doing this to be *ssholes, they want their base to be like, 'we're taking those regulations away."
"It is just performative assh*lery," he added.