Trump claims he celebrates protesting students -- but still refuses to support the laws they demand
Donald Trump plays golf at Trump National Doral (screen grab)

There are no public events scheduled on the White House calendar for President Donald Trump Saturday. However, the White House press pool arrived at the golf club earlier this morning and are holding nearby in a parking lot.


While it's unclear if Trump is spending the day golfing, it's expected he will be. Deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters released a statement from Trump claiming he celebrates the students marching. Yet, when given the opportunity to advocate laws that would stop school shootings, all Trump could do is propose teachers have guns.

“We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today," the statement read. "Keeping our children safe is a top priority of the President’s, which is why he urged Congress to pass the Fix NICS and STOP School Violence Acts, and signed them into law. Additionally, on Friday, the Department of Justice issued the rule to ban bump stocks following through on the President’s commitment to ban devices that turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns.”

Trump is not expected to appear at any of the rallies or protests Saturday.