Trump’s Remark About Florida Shooting Triggers Online Furor

Trump’s outrageous claim that he would have run into the Florida school triggers immediate mockery on Twitter.

NBC News reported that “Trump said Monday that he would have charged into a Florida school during the shooting there earlier this month even if he were unarmed.”

Speaking to a group of state governors meeting at the White House to discuss school safety, Trump was quoted as saying: “I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon.”

CNN elaborated, reporting that Trump made those remarks as he “lambasted the inaction of a sheriff’s deputy assigned to the school.”

“You don’t know until you test it, but I think, I really believe I’d run in there, even if I didn’t have a weapon, and I think most of the people in this room would have done that too,” Trump said.

As one might expected, Twitter was quick to respond.

James Gunn tweeted: ““Grabbed my chicken McNuggets they were holding and rushed out. Also, I’d duct-tape eight or nine of the weaker students who had previously made it to my body as a shield before entering. I’m John McClane!” WaPo left out the rest of the quote.”

Mark Hamill tweeted: “‘I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,’ Trump said, according to The Associated Press. I believe you, Captain Bone Spurs & I really believe that due to an unexpected write-in vote, I’ll win an Oscar this Sunday.”

Andy Lassner, the executive producer of “The Ellen Show,” mocked Trump with an image.

Other noteworthy tweets included: “Trump has said that the Parkland Deputy who failed to enter the school lacked courage and was a coward. He also claims he’d have run into the school with no weapon. This is the same guy who is too scared to face Robert Mueller face to face for an in-person interview.”

Trump on Florida shooting: ‘I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon’. Really there is no limit to this man’s embarrassing narcissism, boastfulness and inappropriateness.”

Trump: “I’d have run into Florida school even without a weaponNo sir, you would not. You refused to defend your country by serving in the military. You would not have run into essentially a combat zone w/o a weapon; you’d have run away to protect yourself!”

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