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‘When will you do something?’ Teacher at Parkland high school buries Trump’s ’empty speech’ after massacre

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Sarah Lerner, a language arts teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, buried President Donald Trump on Thursday for what she called an “empty” speech given in the wake of a massacre at her school.

Responding to Trump’s speech — in which he singled out mental health and not easy access to guns as the cause of mass shootings in the United States — Lerner said that the president wasn’t addressing changes to gun laws that are needed to prevent massacres like this from happening in the future.

“Listening to 45 speak about the massacre at MY school makes me miss Barack Obama even more,” she wrote. “Nothing of value from 45’s words. An empty speech with no promises made.”

She then got personal and pointed out that it was her friends and students who were killed on Wednesday — and she said the president is still unwilling to do anything to actually make them safer.

“This is MY school,” she said. “These are MY friends. These are MY students. When will @realDonaldTrump do something about gun violence? This isn’t just a mental health issue. Ridiculous.”

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Students at the school have similarly called out Trump for being unwilling to do anything to lessen gun violence in America — and one student named Sarah called the president a “piece of sh*t” for only offering condolences instead of actions.

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Here’s how Trump hopes to recreate his 2016 presidential win — and how Democrats can send him packing

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Writing for CNN on Saturday, election forecaster Harry Enten explained how President Donald Trump's recent, racist behavior lies in his desire to recreate the same electoral conditions that gave him a victory in 2016 in the presidential election next year.

"The Trump strategy is pretty simple: 1. Drive up the unfavorable ratings of his Democratic rival as he did in 2016 in order to compensate for his own low ratings. 2. Bank on an electoral college/popular vote split as he did in 2016. 3. Use a campaign of racial resentment to drive up turnout even more among groups favorable toward the President," wrote Enten. As he noted, Democrats have excellent odds to flip back Michigan and Pennsylvania, but they will have to work harder to win back any of the other states Trump flipped from the 2012 Obama camp — in particular Wisconsin, which was the closest state after those two.

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US, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted into space Saturday, headed for the International Space Station, in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, NASA's Andrew Morgan and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency set off on a six-hour journey to the orbiting science lab from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1628 GMT.

A NASA TV commentator hailed a "textbook launch" minutes after blastoff in "sweltering" weather in Baikonur, where daytime temperatures reached 43 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

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Conservative suggests Trump’s racist rhetoric will incite worse than ‘send her back’ chants: ‘One shudders to wonder’

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