Trump says kids who are afraid of going back to school because of mass shootings should ‘study hard’ and ‘maybe be president of the United States’

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he departs on travel to Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas following back-to-back mass shootings in the cities, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File PhotoReuters

  • President Donald Trump said that children who are afraid of going back to school after two mass shootings last weekend should “really study hard” and “someday you’ll grow up and maybe be president of the United States, or do something else that’s fantastic.”
  • “They have nothing to fear, nothing to worry about,” Trump said, adding, “I think we have a very good system right now, but that doesn’t mean that there’s not going to be some crazy person. But that’s what we want to do — we want to take the guns out of the hands of crazy, demented, sick people.”
  • The president’s remarks came after the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, that left 31 dead and several injured.
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President Donald Trump said on Friday that children who are afraid of going back to school in the wake of two mass shootings should “really study hard” and “someday you’ll grow up and maybe be president of the United States, or do something else that’s fantastic.”

“They have nothing to fear, nothing to worry about,” Trump added, in response to a question from a reporter before he left the White House to head to his golf club in New Jersey.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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