LIVE VIDEO: Trump Meets School Shooting Survivors

CNBC reports:

U.S. President Donald Trump, a strong supporter of gun rights, will meet today with parents, students and teachers who have been victims of gun violence, including those affected by last week’s school shooting in Florida.

The White House meeting comes a day after Trump said his administration would take steps to ban bump stocks, an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute.

The Republican president, who was endorsed by the National Rifle Association gun lobby during the 2016 presidential campaign, was considering additional firearms restrictions after 17 people were killed in a shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school.

Mike Pence and Betsy DeVos will also reportedly be there. I’ll bump this post back up to the top around 4PM when things are about to start.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Fake sympathy! Fake President! Sad.

    When does the golf start up again?

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      He can’t fake empathy. He has none to fake.

  • passwordia

    Wonder how these people were selected??

    • Gustav2

      And who could actually take a plane to DC, he only invited them yesterday.

    • Nic Peterson

      The WH called the Young Republicans club. You know the rest. MAGA!

  • Rex

    Give him hell, kids.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    I’m sure they’re all looking forward to Trump talking about himself.

  • JWC

    The story has it that the participants were hand picked so that Trump does not have to be embarrassed or made to feel uncomfortable so behave you grovelling peasants

    • Rex

      So, a complete farce then.

      • JWC

        Of course Its TRUMP I would love to be Very wrong on this

      • Reality.Bites

        Crisis actors. Bet you $100 most turn out to have no real connection to gun violence.

        “My hairdresser’s cousin’s mother-in-law once stubbed her toe at a gun store. I support the NRA”

    • Reality.Bites

      Not shocked.

    • kaydenpat

      He cannot go anywhere unless people approve of him. It’s amazing.

      • JWC

        Donny is so broken he can not tolerate criticism

      • DN

        Still waiting for him to throw the first pitch at a nats’ game. Even W had the guts to endure the boos.

    • Richard, another Canuck

      local gun club junior members?

      • JWC

        we shall soon see get the popcorn shit show about to start

    • Ninja0980

      So paid actors in a way then?

      • JWC

        No , real people who have been told to be have , which I hope they won’t

    • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

      This explains a lot. He is such a coward I couldn’t figure out why he would agree to appear. Kids won’t necessarily respect the FBI or any organizer who says “be respectful”

      • JWC

        Its his handlers they don’t want to have to calm him down all night

    • Nick in Pasadena

      Of course I believe this. It’s impossible to conceive Trump would meet with any kid who disagrees with him (and would possibly–shudder!–criticize him). I’m certain these kids have all been carefully coached, encouraged and possibly threatened or bribed, to say their talking points and no doubt lavish praise on Our Fearless Leader.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    This sounds like a PR disaster in the making.
    3, 2, …

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Somebody hand him a roll of paper towels.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Student: Both my sister and brother were killed in the shooting.
        Dotard: Give that poor lad two rolls! Folks, this is genuine conservative compassion on display!

        • coram nobis

          Student: Tell you what, take your paper towels —
          2nd Student: — and use them to mop up the blood yourself, sir.

  • Tom G

    I hope they all read him the riot act.

  • TampaDink

    This meeting is to occur at the White House? I’m shocked that it wasn’t arranged to take place at a trump owned property….might as well make some money on these victims.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      One way or another, he will inevitably find a way to make it all about him. He always does.

      • TampaDink

        Of course he’ll find a way to make it about himself.

  • Rex

    You just know he’ll find a way to make this all about him. He’ll blame Obama, Hillary, the Democrats. I’m sure he’ll find a way to work the Russia Meddling hoax in there too.

    • Paper towels.
      Don’t forget about the paper towels.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      When he does, all students should quietly stand and walk out immediately. No lingering. Send the media the message.

  • My cynicism meter just pegged.

  • pj

    i was wondering this morning about the effect a lying president has on young people. so he listens and the lies in response. or makes promises he will break later. as an example he is a disgrace.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN
    • And a sponsor of terrorism, really. Especially in the last few years.

      • pch1013

        I got called a flaming hysteric for referring to the NRA as a “terrorist organization” a few months ago. But it is.

        • stevenj

          On JMG?

        • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

          Same here. But only from outraged flaming ammosexuals who can go fuck themselves.

          • Mark Cross

            Lol I had never heard of the term “ammosexual” until now, but yeah there really are such people in the US!

      • Cuberly Deux

        I remember, back in the dark ages, the NRA had a few gun safety classes at the local Elk’s lodge. We had the option in Cub and Boy Scouts to attend it and a few of us did.

        I remember hearing how they were extremely comprehensive. Covering a host of safety issues. Back then the message was, if you can’t follow these rules you shouldn’t own a gun.

        How times have changed….

        • Ninja0980

          That is the club members of my family used to belong to.
          Not anymore.

          • Cuberly Deux

            Yep, my dad was a member for years, then he suddenly quit back in the early 80s. Not sure why. My brother is an avid hunter he stopped supporting them as well about 10 or so years ago. Never asked him why but it’s interesting.

          • Ninja0980

            My uncle made it clear the direction they were taking was something he wanted no part of.
            If nothing else, he said that if he listened to folks like LaPierre, he would think everyone who belongs to the NRA or likes guns is insane too.

          • Cuberly Deux

            Sounds like you have a smart uncle.

            The uber-crazy of LaPierre should be a glaring sign that the org has become something quite alarming. People that listen to that lunatic and take it as gospel are just as f’n loony as he is.

          • cleos_mom

            What was it about the early 1980s?? That was when PETA, formerly a reasonably sane animal welfare group, went off the rails.

          • BuckyB12

            I think with the NRA there was a point where the gun manufacturers took over from the gun owners and changed the messaging – could have been around that time.

    • safari

      Christianity is a literal death cult, but they don’t like to be called out on it.

    • JWC

      Dangerous cult that borders on terrorism

    • matrem

      I wish this cult would pull a heaven’s gate before any more kids get murdered.

    • stevenj

      If I didn’t already think of the NRA as a domestic terrorist organization I would think of them as a deadly and dangerous cult.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • carrot festival

      I’m waiting for their declaration of church status.

    • prixator

      Hardly a mystery; they have paid a lot of money to obtain their political influence. And with the Russians backing them, they can increase the amount of the bribes to counter the added pressure from the “aftermath” (plus, who knows what the Russian spies have on individual politicians?).

  • Karl Dubhe

    I don’t think I can get stoned enough to watch this. I’ll read your comments. 🙂

    • stevenj

      Never never waste your pot on watching trump.

  • safari

    I’ll wait for him to tweet angrily about the teenagers that saw their friends murdered in front of them, thank you very much.

  • AtticusP

    Talk about “Must See TV“!

  • PickyPecker
    • kanehau

      Looks like my backyard. I have 5 hens and a rooster (all wild) that I feed so they don’t steal the food I leave for the (wild) cats.

      • kcken

        Hawaii? Our tour guide told us to watch out for “Hawaiian Eagles” at the park before he dropped us off. I lol’d and then fed the cute baby chickens.

        • kanehau

          Ya, Big Island.

      • greenmanTN

        I came home from the county fair once with a pet chicken. It followed me everywhere. Running through the house and watching it fall and slide on the floor when it tried to turn corners was especially funny. “Cheeper” died a mysterious death when I stayed overnight with my grandmother. To this day I suspect it was murder!

        • zhera

          What was the dinner that day? :O

          • greenmanTN

            Cheeper was far too small to make a meal. However, my mother’s favorite threat was “I’m gonna pinch your head off!” In the old days, after chicks were “sexed” determining which were roosters and which were hens, because roosters were superfluous (you really only needed one, they fight if you have more) they would literally pinch the heads off male chickens.

            Is it any wonder she was my bête noire? I took care of her in her final years and I did it well. But there was a fair amount of “Get your hateful old ass into that bathroom!” Revenge is sweet. 😁

      • Helen Damnation™

        My two business partners and I moved to Phoenix to start a catering company. A couple of years in, two of the teens that worked for us thought it would be a fun idea if we had a rooster in our back yard (we also shared a house). I would be lying if I told you I didn’t try to kill that damn loud-ass mofo, nothing worked. He was still there when we all moved out. I couldn’t catch the damn thing.

        • kanehau

          Ya, I was just on an important business conference call and the rooster was screaming its head off – gee thanks.

    • That_Looks_Delicious
    • Joe in PA

      I’m the one, right at the end, that is trying to tackle you to stop you from leaving. 🙂

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    I FUCKING HATE THOSE SMUG EXPRESSIONS ON PENCE’s and RYAN’s FACES, YO!!!

    Won’t be so smug when we storm the castle and string you up. Figuratively

  • safari

    I know it won’t happen, but I’d like to see a kid punch Donald in the face.

    • safari

      Actually, I don’t care if it is a kid. I’d really go to bed happy if Donald was punched in the face by anyone.

      • Reality.Bites

        Melania, once we’re wishing.

    • kanehau

      Each kid has a pair of shoes… just saying…

  • “Mr. President, we’d like to talk to you about gun violence and the need to—”

    “Have I told you about my election win? How everybody said it was impossible? The electoral college is rigged for the Democrats, you know. Here are some framed maps for each of you. Now as for the Russia thing, it’s fake news. There was no collusion. No collusion with Russia. No collusion. The fake news media treats me so unfairly, it’s a crime. There was no collusion and everybody says so.”

    • Much lolz.
      Sad that it’ll probably be true.

    • kaydenpat

      He better not. Lol.

    • William

      Needs more ‘lying Hillary’.

    • 🐾vorpal🐾

      I hope he came armed with his conciliatory paper towels.

    • Paula

      And here’s a nice hat as a souvenir. Pay the lady in the lobby for it as you leave.

      • Joe in PA

        Pay the girl in the lobby. 🙁

        • Moebym of the Returners

          Who is a nine, by the way.

          • And looks just like Ivanka.

          • FAEN

            Because she is Ivanka.

          • kelven

            Is a nine, or only nine?

          • Moebym of the Returners

            …Both?

          • bkmn

            If she is like Ivanka, IQ is nine.

          • cleos_mom

            He moved on her like a bitch, but she just wasn’t Ivanka.

        • JWC

          Ya Trump Know not the term “lady”

    • anne marie in philly

      yep, he won’t listen, he will turn the tables to talk all about how great he is. putzy pence and dumb devos will just smile and nod and offer “tots and pears”.

      • JWC

        if there were a persistent negative dialogue trump would ask that the room be cleared and 20 mins later start a fierce twitter storm

    • dogdadny

      Here! CATCH! (Fake President tries to toss a roll of paper towels) They are good. The best at cleaning up messes. My maids usually use them for pee but I’m sure you can use them at your school.

    • And my inauguration was so big the bigglyist ever.

    • Mike Knife

      Most of the mass shooters are on psychiatric drugs when they snap and get guns and kill others. They need to ban psych meds not guns..

  • Leo

    This is separate from CNN’s. Dana Loesch is representing the NRA at both.

    • pch1013

      And will presumably advocate for the “let’s give guns to everyone” position.

      She is an accessory to murder.

  • PickyPecker
    • Karl Dubhe

      Needs that expanding wet stain on his trousers…

  • JWC

    One wonders if he will be as delayed as Sarah always is

  • kaydenpat

    Carefully coordinated meeting, I’m sure.

  • JaniceInToronto

    He’ll offer some platitudes, some -very- minor change in an obscure regulation, and talk about how “Our great country must defend ourselves in a world seeking our destruction.”

    Nothing substantial will come of Trumps lies.

  • JWC

    It is billed as a “Listening Session” one also wonders who is required to listen???

    • coram nobis

      Donald will probably do all the talking, and about himself.

  • safari
  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    OT: How far will Milo fall??
    After Dropping His Lawsuit Against Book Publisher, Milo is Now Hawking Supplements on Infowars!! LOL !! Move over Jim Bakker!!

    https://www.mediaite.com/online/after-dropping-his-lawsuit-against-book-publisher-milo-is-now-hawking-supplements-on-infowars/

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      More: Now, however, it seems as though Yiannopoulos has slid past Breitbart, right past Daily Caller, skipping Gateway Pundit and several other publications, on his way to a firm landing at… Infowars.

      Yeah. Infowars. The Alex Jones-led conspiracy factory. Yiannopoulos was recently spotted on their video stream hawking a line of their infamous energy supplements.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Treant

    Maybe he’ll perform the theme song to “Monk” before meandering off stage and falling asleep.

    Also, keep the teenaged girls away from him.

  • 🐾vorpal🐾

    Haven’t they suffered enough?

    “I have the most empathy! Nobody is more em-pathetic than I am!”

    • safari

      Biggest heart

    • JWC

      I just hope all the negative press Steels them and make them stronger and more driven To see bullshit as bull shit and get around it

  • Blake J Butler
    • Treant

      Bea wore it better.

      • Jonathan Smith

        Bea wore everything better.

    • The Sentinel

      This is BLASPHEMY! Delete it NOW!

    • safari

      How many necklaces is Milo wearing? Girl, let the pearls breathe.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
    • Jonathan Smith

      shove it up his too tight ass?

    • Blake J Butler

      That face, he knows he wants it in his ass.

    • greenmanTN

      While visions of lube danced in his head…

    • Chris H.

      I’m surprised NASA lets him in since he seems to have a hard time following directions.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ddcb0fb091277db817da8842786f71805a1d045d8880effed7946a209bcbe500.jpg

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        “I wonder if lil Marco’s ass is this smooth.”
        — Miss Mike

    • zhera

      Pence: Ooh, is this from the latest video up on fuckingmachines.com?

  • justme

    and after word .. He talk with Mr Hannity…

  • joe ho

    Will the high school students be fooled? An interesting test of their fledgling movement.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Sen Feinstein: “What about a clean DACA bill now, with a commitment that we go into a comprehensive immigration reform procedure…”
    Trump: “I have no problem…..I think that’s basically what (garbled) said we’re gonna come up with DACA were gonna do DACA then we can start immediately on phase two which is comprehensive immigration yeah I would like that, like that…..”

    “As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration, we are going nowhere. He’s been an outlier for years,” Graham told reporters as he entered a meeting of more than a dozen senators from both parties who have worked since the shutdown began to carve out space for a compromise.

    We’ve been here how many times? Trump folds when confronted, then his dung whisperers cajole and manipulate him right back into a more hard line and even vicious return to his prior positions. Then they find someone else to blame.

    • JWC

      Somehow someway Stephen Miller has to go

      • greenmanTN

        I have a few ideas but they involve a shallow grave and lye.

        • JWC

          he is an absolute despicable entity I won’t reference human here

      • Cuberly Deux

        Unfortunately I get the impression that he’s one of the few in that cabal that’s politically savvy. Meaning he knows how to survive…..yeesh….just a gross gross man.

        • JWC

          Ya cockroaches have been around as long as mankind

  • safari

    O/T: One of our local high schools was just evacuated because someone wrote a threat on a bathroom wall.

    • greenmanTN

      Did it rhyme with “Nantucket”?

  • hdtex
    • safari

      This is why we don’t let donald handle guns.

    • Jonathan Smith

      I am SOOOOOOOO stealing that

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Well, that’s a bit extreme.
      Little dino no approve!

      • JWC

        Oh shades of Kathy griffith

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Trump does not deserve a quick fate like this.
          But all joking aside, this is not cool.

          • Blake J Butler

            I think its more along the lines of his diet will be the fate that he succumbs to, fried chicken, burgers, and oreos, lots and lots of oreos.

    • NZArtist

      Comment flagged, user reported.
      But, being a Trump Troll I doubt you care.

    • Moebym of the Returners

      I’m no fan of Trump either, but this really crosses the line.

  • Blake J Butler
  • Silver Badger

    I wonder just how polite the kids and their parents will be? I know what I’d say in their place. I’m sure they will be much nicer than I.

  • greenmanTN

    For the first time ever I’m tempted to watch a Trump video, but only because I hope those kids eat his fucking lunch.

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    I wouldn’t meet that evil fucker for any reason. He’ll just use them, and end up tweeting nasty things about them at some point.

  • Gretchen

    OT Venting: So I am staying a couple of days with my sister to help out with her kids while she works. This morning I got up to discover her dog had thrown up IN my purse that I had left on her sofa overnight. It was pretty gross, but I was managing. I went and bought a new purse. I needed one anyway. No harm, no foul. As I sat in her over warm living room with the front door open a crack putting things in my new purse just now, the same dog brought a half eaten, dead, rabbit and dropped it at my feet. She either hates me or was apologizing for the puke. I am not qualified for carrion removal. I have a husband! I finally got it on a dust pan and out of the house. I don’t have enough Ativan to be the responsible adult in this house.

    • JWC

      The dog is testing you to figure out your pecking order

      • safari

        So, like, kick it?

      • Gretchen

        How should I have responded to puke and a dead animal? Seriously, I’m asking because I don’t know.

        • JWC

          well lets start with what did you do were you calm or overboard?

          • Gretchen

            Aside from a moderate, “Oh my god” I did pretty well. I don’t think scolding dogs helps much unless it’s in the immediate aftermath, so mostly I mumbled a lot and found a broom and dustpan. I carried it out and then wouldn’t let Cocoa sit beside me on the sofa because she smells bad. How did I do?

          • Silver Badger

            Ok, but you really should have thanked Cocoa for the gift. Next time she may let you kill it yourself.

          • Gretchen

            Normally I have better manners, but all I could think was “Oh god. I’m the one who has to get this thing out of the house.” Adulting is hard.

          • JWC

            never scold Just in a calm voice with their rapt attention a stern NO

          • Gretchen

            Fortunately my 4 went to puppy school and know enough voice commands and hand signals that we don’t have all that many problems. Our biggest issue is dogs wanting outside on and off all night but that’s getting better.

        • stevenj

          If you are going to be around pets, you’re going to be around pet puke occasionally. Yeah, it’s icky. Kids are like that too.
          The dead rabbit…it was a gift. Courtesy of an instinctual animal. My cat brought me several dead birds (or what was left of them) and once a gigantic rat. Nice kitty.

          • Gretchen

            I have pets. 4 dogs and a cat. The puke, while a major mess in and all over my purse, was no big deal. The purse just couldn’t be salvaged. The dead rabbit was above my pay grade.

          • stevenj

            Warning then on seeing The Shape of Water. The Creature from the Black Lagoon likes kitties.

          • William

            I think cats bring in live critters just so we can see how much fun it is to play with them. Either that or they enjoy the screaming.

          • stevenj

            One morning I was sitting at the dining table in the window eating breakfast and low and behold the cat approaches on the deck with a baby bird in it’s mouth. Then it is getting slung around in the air. That was when I closed the drapes. Later I found a beak, and 2 liddle feet on the deck.

          • safari

            They really enjoy killing.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Is this a logic test? Are all cats Republican?

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          Puke in the dog’s purse and show it a dead animal!

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            What? It’ll get the message!

          • zhera

            The message being “yay, extra food!”

    • MBear

      Amazing dog for catching a bunny. Those suckers are fast

      • Gretchen

        Last night she brought my sister a dead chicken. She’s never done this before. My sister is having a rough time. I kind of wonder if this is her attempt to provide for her human family.

        • MBear

          Awww…thats adorbs!

          Our puppy (2 years old) is at 3 bunnies and 1 skunk so far.

          Grandma isnt as quick on her feet (13 years old) and uncle (8 years old) keeps up, but doesnt corner as fast.

          It’s a “sharing your life with an animal” thing: animals do what animals do.

          • Gretchen

            We have a fenced yard, so wildlife is pretty minimal and ours seem more interested in toys ans bones.

            Our dearly departed Chihuahua was once sprayed by a skunk at 5 am. The grouse spouse opened the front door, let him inside and woke me up yelling, “Blue was sprayed by a skunk. I’m gone to work. Love you.” He left with the stinky dog standing on the sofa. I have never been so close to divorce or homicide.

          • William

            Another reason to set the house on fire.

          • Bad Tom

            Fire really does cover up skunk. It replaces the smell with burned skunk.

          • pj

            im sensing a theme here.

          • William

            I prefer the simple solutions.

          • Gretchen

            Your definition of adorable and mine may have variances.

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            I read that “Grandma isn’t as quick on her feet” and thought maybe she was next after the 3 bunnies and skunk.

          • MBear

            sometimes it seems that way. Basenjis constantly challenge the hierarchy and the boy goes after grandma sometimes.

            She can hold her own.

            Chasing bunnies is a different thing, tho. Heh heh

        • Bad Tom

          That’s a good working theory.

          • Gretchen

            I went today and bought her groceries while she was at work. Cocoa can stop worrying for a little while. I’ve got it covered for now.

    • Joe in PA

      Totally an apology from the pooch. Just go with it. 🙂 Just put some rubber gloves on…you’ll be fine.

      • Gretchen

        I used the dust pan and broom. I at least got it outside. I called our dad for trash and dead thing removal.

    • William

      My partner has to deal with wildlife in the house. If he’s not here next time a cat brings in a rabbit, I’m setting the place on fire.

      • Gretchen

        My husband is definitely in charge of dead things. He also handles locking the door at night and adjusting the thermostat before bed. It’s important to know someone is taking care of me in the little things.

        • William

          One cat has brought in two live rabbits. Both were fine and could be released out in the back of the yard. It’s all forest out there. The screaming rabbit was what put me over the edge.

          • Gretchen

            Rabbits make horrible squealing noises when they are hurt or scared. I never want to hear that.

          • Cats who bring home half dead snakes freak Moms who grew up on Manhattan Island out badly. I remember when our New York City cat discovered the joys of suburban wildlife — and how he had to be frisked every time he came home after his slithering “gift” for his mommie.

          • Bad Tom

            It is a revelation to learn that other creatures besides humans scream.

      • pj

        sounds like the perfect solution.

    • Bryan

      Wow, barf in the purse is a special kind of love…

    • Reality.Bites

      My dog loved to chase, but would never hurt anything. And he caught a squirrel.

      Twice.

      First time he sat there an whined at the cornered squirrel who wouldn’t chase him back.

      Sadly the second time was with another dog who did like to hurt things.

      • Gretchen

        I have seen my Rottweiler/Red Tick Hound mix sit perfectly still for an extended period and watch two mice eat out of his food dish. He loves all creatures great and small.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Just be glad the house isn’t near a pig farm.

      • Gretchen

        There are dozens of goats next door. It’s not ideal.

    • That rabbit was a sign of love for you. You were supposed to have eaten it and thanked the dog. Do you not know your pet owner etiquette? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ac02823636125a5a5914b76c29f8ac479d91337b6f6be06088547c6c9c32b0fe.jpg

    • zhera

      She either likes the way you smell and is trying to blend her scent with yours, or she hates it and tries to ‘improve’ you. lol

    • Steverino

      The dog was making it up to you by bringing you carrion luggage…

      • Gretchen

        You win. Thanks for the laugh.

  • Leo
    • safari

      The GOP wants death in exchange for reform.

      • Bad Tom

        They will then renege on the reform.

    • Moebym of the Returners

      What about the liberty for other people to not live in fear…to LIVE?

  • Blake J Butler

    This will only end badly, these people are pissed off, he’s mocked them, and he’s lying to them like he does will all other things, he doesn’t want gun reform that would go against his donor’s wishes at the NRA that wanted him to win, at the cost of 30 million dollars that they invested in him to win in 2016.

    In an election year, especially in a swing state like this, republicans should very much be afraid right now, because this shooting is not fading away like the rest of them have. Along with a multitude of other issues such as the puerto rican migrants that are in Florida by the few hundred thousand, and through in the distaste for baby huey coming to florida to visit the survivors, probably on the way to his resort since he’s a waste of sperm.

  • bkmn
  • Leo
  • Sam_Handwich

    c-span says 4:15

  • The Sentinel

    Will Betsy bring her lying Christianist smile to shine over the children’s corpses? https://youtu.be/FfwmB92NNFo

    • JWC

      Just hate this bitch and NO references to the grille of a 49 Buick

    • The_Wretched

      There’s Lieberman providing her support.

  • Blake J Butler
    • safari

      Does it involve sales of ambien or grain futures?

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Whatever it is, you can be sure it’s some kind of pyramid scheme.

        • safari

          LOL

    • arewemenoramidevo

      Not at all surprised. Carson’s wife and family have been doing his job for months now. They’re the unofficial office assistants/liasons for him at his HUD office.

    • Moebym of the Returners

      That’s my Senator!

      Also, they should’ve added “dis-” in front of “Hon.” Ben Carson.

  • People4Humanity

    Milo is selling supplements on InfoWars❗️
    😅😂🤣😅😂🤣😂
    https://twitter.com/rossmccaff/status/966317833675264001

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Weren’t these the very supplements found to contain TOXIC levels of LEAD!? Milo’s descent to full-blown toxic pedo-troll is complete.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        IS ALEX JONES PEDDLING LEAD-TAINTED, SPERM-KILLING PRODUCTS? TOXIC HEAVY METAL FOUND IN TWO INFOWARS SUPPLEMENTS
        http://www.newsweek.com/alex-jones-infowars-supplements-tainted-lead-687019

        Drink Up: High Lead Levels Found in Two InfoWars Supplements [Update]
        https://gizmodo.com/drink-up-high-lead-levels-found-in-two-infowars-supple-1819630985

        • William

          My neighbor in Austin made his liver explode taking all sorts of supplements he bought from the Alex Jones people.

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            Your neighbor should sue AJ for every penny he has.

          • Reality.Bites

            His neighbour pretty much deserved what he got. No sympathy from me for followers of hate.

          • William

            I knew he was over the edge when he started going to Waco after the Branch Davidian standoff and bringing me videos that “proved” the FBI did all the shooting. Alex Jones was right there with all those nutjobs.

          • William

            He’s long dead. Total liver failure will do that.

      • People4Humanity

        He just chugged a handful of them.

        💥Karma💥: It’s a thing❗️

      • William

        Mmmm, that’s real Cadmium!

      • Cuberly Deux

        Did you read what he says in the commercial segment?

        “The best endorsement I can give you is that I’m very careful about what I put inside myself,” he said, before actually swallowing the supplement and exclaiming “let’s do it.”

        If only he was just as careful with what he spews OUT of himself.

    • Sam_Handwich
      • Cuberly Deux

        Psychic Handwich!

  • The_Wretched

    Did they pelt him with entrails? Would anyone notice?

  • MonochromeMouse

    I hope they don’t let him get away with his usual deflection bullshit, and interrupt to call him out whenever he tells a blatant lie. He’s never had to personally deal with anyone pissed off enough to not be intimidated by how “rich” he is.

  • ceeenbee

    I hope they give him all the respect he deserves

    /s

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Did he bring Stormy for some intermission entertainment?

  • Adonisus

    Just once, just for a brief moment in time, I want to see one of these kids, or their parents, or their supporters, to get up and slap him in his stupid orange head. I want to see a giant hand print across his jaw, smearing that shitty fake tan. I want him to be reeling, I want him to be DAZED. I want him to feel a small portion of the pain he has inflicted on Americans and the rest of the world. Just once. Just for a moment, and then I can feel like some balance has been restored to the universe.

    • Reality.Bites

      Why just once?

      Needs to run at least as long as The Apprentice.

  • JWC

    Just do not expect to see him act SOOO presidential

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • Ninja0980

    How long will it be until he implodes?

  • TexasBoy

    The GOP would rather refurnish and repurpose Alcatraz as a high school than pass any sort of assault weapon ban. Pathetic.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    Remember how cowed he was by the preacher and child in Flint? I bet he will be very demure with them.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Yep, you can tell how nervous he is by the increase in the number of times he repeats himself. If it’s over 3 times, yep, he’s freaked.

      • Jonathan Smith

        or it’s Wednesday?

        • CharlestonDave

          Or a day ending in “-y”

  • Mark McGovern

    I’m expecting a class act, like maybe he’ll toss out boxes of Kleenex to the gathered shooting survivors…

    • netxtown

      or some off-brand of 3-day old cupcake…

    • Talisman

      Off-brand bandaids and aspirin.

  • Blake J Butler
  • netxtown

    Mr. President, why does your ass look so big by the time you get to the back 9?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Please tell me the students are not going to fall for the obvious cynical photo-op…please.

    • MusicBear88

      You mean complete with Donald “Tiny Thumbs Up” Trump?

  • safari
    • WNY

      some people are reportedly being denied life insurance if they are taking PrEP

      • Karl Dubhe

        Life insurance policies are a scam to begin with. You’re not going to benefit from them. 🙂 My mum had a life insurance policy, it paid out 1500$, after she’d paid them 15$ a month for 30 years…

        You’d get better interest at the bank.

        • Bad Tom

          Just saving that premium, no interest, would have been better starting in the ninth year. The total after 30 years would be $5,400

          With interest, it would be significantly better. $15 / month invested at 1% for 30 years is $6,294. If you magically got 3%, the total would become $8,741.

          • Karl Dubhe

            IKR…

            I stepped into their finances far too late. I did fix some things…

  • netxtown

    Mr President, do you think fucking a hooker while married is the right thing to do?

  • netxtown

    mr president, what size bullet would you approve for killing students?

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    I can’t even stand to hear one sentence out of him. If it comes on the TV, I instantly mute it or change the channel. If it’s a video, I don’t watch it. I can barely stand just the sight of him, which makes me want to puke. I couldn’t even imagine being in the same room with him. I’d sooner gnaw off my hand that shake that slimeball’s hand. He deserves no respect or honor whatsoever. He’s a disgrace to the office he holds and this nation. Those folks are way nice than I would be. I’d probably blurt out “Where’s your fucking whore?”.

    • Jonathan Smith

      “in the West Wing. Melania, would you come here a second? Oh and bring that tight piece of ass Ivanka, please.”

    • Talisman

      There’s plenty of time to avoid him….just be alert for the smell of stale urine.

  • netxtown

    mr President, why does Hillary winning the popular vote get so under your skin?

    • Jonathan Smith

      “that Bitch. I won the election by #’s never seen before (because i made them up), Melania, would you come here a second? Oh and bring that tight piece of ass Ivanka, please.”

  • Talisman

    Any bets on how long he’ll hang around?

    5 minutes, tops.

    • Jonathan Smith

      was that for his attention span, or before he says something like, got to go, another school shooting”

    • Jefe5084

      He may have a tee time set.

  • netxtown

    mr President – other than color, why do you look so much like the grinch ?

  • netxtown

    mr. president – why do you tweet while you shit?

  • safari

    My true hope is that they state in the post-meeting interviews that he says a lot of words but most of them don’t mean a damn thing.

    • Jonathan Smith

      so any normal dRump talk?

      • safari

        Few call him out on it

        • Jonathan Smith

          and what I can NOT understand is WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
          “Hey, Sarah Huckabitch, your boss is lying, here is the proof. YOU are lying, here is the proof”

  • The FSB Ate Our Votes

    Young ladies? Trump sent Huckabee out for more Tic Tacs.

    • Jonathan Smith

      grab ’em by the Pussies.
      oh….the cameras are on?

  • The FSB Ate Our Votes

    “I moved on bump stocks like a bitch, but I couldn’t get it done. Sorry, kids. Now if you’ll excuse me I have 18 holes waiting for me. And I’d like to squeeze in some golf, too”

  • Buford

    “Why can’t I carry my AR-15 into this venue…?”

    • Jonathan Smith

      you might use it.
      take it to a pre-school instead.

  • ‘Til Tuesday
    • Jonathan Smith

      and NOT in a good way

  • The FSB Ate Our Votes

    We need to name the assault weapons ban movement the “Right to Life” movement. That would at least make the NRA/GOP squirm a little bit.

    • Jonathan Smith

      i LOVE that idea.

      • Karl Dubhe

        Thirded!, make it so…

  • Todd Allis

    Am I the only one who read “Trump Meets School Shooting Survivors” and mentally added… “To Finish Them Off”?

  • I am curious- just read that high schools in Illinois are participating. What about the West Coast? Happened all over Florida today. This is spontaneous.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/246b2504de41f069e9245f921fe687d9f07edfa3e988c7e6b4d1cf9b624b1749.jpg

  • Joe in PA

    I wonder if they will be like SHS’s WH presser…and be 1.5 hours late?

  • ETownCanuck

    I predict that this will end terribly, I imagine with him saying asinine things to these kids until he finally gets frustrated they aren’t kissing his ass and starts cursing them out and fleeing the building to a chorus of boos.

    • Sam_Handwich

      maybe someone will throw a shoe

      • AmeriCanadian

        Have you seen the price of athletic shoes today? Better to throw trash found on the floor.

      • pj

        id prefer a brick

    • Joe in PA

      If only there was some indicator of what he might do…. /s

  • AtticusP

    He’ll probably just trot out his Boy Scout speech.

    Trump thinks empathy is a medical condition.

  • The_Wretched

    When is the next post, that pic is sickening.

  • clay

    In the build up to this meeting, I was getting the sense that Donald’s expecting them to come with legislative proposals. If they don’t, he’ll write it off as a waste of time. If they do, his propaganda corps will write them off as Soros crisis actor plants.

    • zhera

      It’s a genius strategy for GOP: If the kids behave and don’t shout in the Dotard’s face, they’ll claim it was a very successful meeting. If just one of the kids get mad/emotional and say something rude (something we all WANT to say) they’ll say it was a set up by the ‘extreme left’ and the kids are to be ignored forever.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    This is going to be cringe worthy on such a level…I just feel it in my bones…

    • Jefe5084

      and accompanied by two of the most deplorable of the deplorables, Pence and deVos. Those poor young people.

  • Bluto

    I can’t believe cadet bone spurs is actually going to stand before this crowd. Or is this a well vetted, very limited audience of his liddle button asssuckers?

  • Leo

    Nope, can’t make it through this, sorry. Fill me in later.

  • bkmn

    O/T – Just one study, but have some cheese…

    https://twitter.com/QuickesCheese/status/965957637161537536

    • AmeriCanadian

      Coincides with a report I heard today that people who live into their nineties often drink one to two glasses of beer or wine every evening.

      • Joe in PA

        Coincidence? I think not. 🙂

      • Karl Dubhe

        So, 7 or 8 glasses a day and I’ll live forever? 🙂

        Deal!!!

        • AmeriCanadian

          LOL!!!!

      • bkmn

        Evening, darn, I’ve been doing that every morning since Trump was sworn in.

        • AmeriCanadian

          I have now begun buying my wine by the case. The winery I shop brings my wine out to my car using a dolly. I’m asked to park next to the warehouse door. And I’m not kidding. 😉

      • cleos_mom

        But drinking milk is way higher on the Harrumph Scale.

    • Joe in PA

      Brought to you by the milk producers association. 🙂

      Sorry, I’m just being snarky…and cynical. 🙁

      • Karl Dubhe

        jinx

    • Karl Dubhe

      How much did the Cheddar folks pay them for that article? 🙂

    • coram nobis

      It’s the redemptive message of cheeses.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Ooooooooooo…..you punster munster you!

        That was actually pretty damn good.

      • Steverino

        Cheeses of Nazareth.

        • coram nobis

          Cheeses Priced.

    • Bluto

      Heini Cheese rules! (Holmes Co, OH)
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1dc9f56f9948ce178febe1e2cc77e35df5d8099b7648925db39b2effbad5b75c.jpg
      & Heini’s fudge is pretty darn good too.

    • Dana Stinson

      But they haven’t taken a shit in over a month.

    • The_Wretched

      It’s a metastudy out of China that found a calcium rich diet reduce cardiovascular disease incidence by 14%. That’s noise. This is pure advertising BS.

      turns out there’s so much calcium in my city water that all you’d need is a glass of that every day.

      Dairy fats are not good for longevity. Maybe eat some green leafy vegetables instead.

  • Rex

    This is going to end up being some kind of Trump dog and pony show if they hand selected the participants.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    A movement is born and is quickly finding its footing….thus it begins…

    https://twitter.com/ZoeSCarpenter/status/966337408517181440

    • Kruhn

      Damn!!! Now that’s a sight to behold.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • greenmanTN

      Fuckin’ A! Anything I have to say would just detract from that.

    • Bad Tom

      AWESOME!
      Thank you for posting.

    • 2patricius2

      And he is a hell of a lot smarter than the president. And eloquent.

      • prixator

        I agree but, to be honest, you’d have to go several grades lower to find someone not as smart as the “president”. He embarrasses himself daily, but is not smart enough to realize it.

  • Sam_Handwich

    c-span now says 4:25

  • The Sentinel
    • Bad Tom

      The Spy With The Strange, Fucked-Up Shoes
      ——-
      TSWTSFUS: Take the god damned shot already; my knee is killing me.

  • PickyPecker

    I wonder if he’ll use this PR piece as a chance to mention that he has a young son.

    • TampaDink

      He might but he also often forgets the kid even exists.

  • Blake J Butler

    Pennsylvania state auditor is going to decide by monday whether or not is running for congress. If he runs, he will run in Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district. which is now more democratic and less republican. He was the only statewide candidate to win the 10th district, before the striking down of the congressional maps.

    https://twitter.com/Nate_Cohn/status/966410599855984640

    https://twitter.com/DePasqualePA/status/966303414333341696

  • andrew

    Now is the hour for all Americans to put MAXIMUM pressure on the President, Congress and the 50 States to enact and enforce STRONG gun control legislation. Our nation is shamed that we did little or nothing after the horrors of: Columbine in 1999, Virginia Tech in 2007, Northern Ill Univ in 2008, Fort Hood in 2009, Sandy Hook in 2012, Orlando Night Club in 2016, Texas Baptist Church in 2017, Las Vegas in 2017, and now Parkland Florida in 2018 and the countless other slaughters which happen with regularity in the USA and the tens of thousands of Americans murdered each year in gun violence. Only a heartless or insane nation allows such slaughters to continue.

  • Halou

    Ohh, finally someone who is not obsessing over Russia has a chance to meet the kids and blah blah blah, some other bullshit..

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    A “listening session” with really shitty microphones.

  • Cuberly Deux

    oh holy crap…they gotta pray on every god damn thing….

    • djcoastermark

      Thought I was at a sunday go to meetin’ thing.

    • safari

      Death cults gotta death

      • Steverino

        Prey cults gotta pray.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Here we go, the self congratulatory portion of our shit show….

    • Halou

      I’m not even watching it, don’t see a reason to. Wouldn’t piss in Trump’s mouth if his teeth were on fire.

  • Dayglo

    Who’s the middle-aged guy leading the prayer in the name of Jesus Christ before the meeting?

    • The_Wretched

      Disgusting. This isn’t a religious event he should not be there.

      • The Sentinel

        EVERYTHING is a religious event now.

        • Karl Dubhe

          We’ve all got to thank God, every day. Thank God that Trump hasn’t nuked the world by now.

          /s

    • Talisman

      How else would we know this is serious?

  • Leo

    1 more thing before I leave for a couple hours: Legend 1 and Legend 2, David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, are both NOT here as there’ll both be at the CNN town hall.

  • The FSB Ate Our Votes

    Dammit! Live streamus interruptus!

  • For the record, I am explicitly NOT endorsing a high school teen punching him in the face. That would be illegal. I am not suggesting anyone do anything illegal. Even though it would be awesome, and we would all love you forever, you really shouldn’t do it. Please do not punch him in the face. Even if its the best thing ever.

    • DreadPikathulhu

      If only…

  • Lazycrockett

    Drumps if oogling the 15 year old girls next to him.

  • Karl Dubhe

    The president has already taken action? Really, what was that action?

    • Halou

      He played golf at his own course while the funerals were taking place.

      Just like when talking about the armed forces and the “sacrifice” he has made for America, because making money is apparently a hardship?

      • djcoastermark

        So he took a “swing” at crime ?

    • hdtex

      He tweeted.

    • Talisman

      He told Pence to do something.

      • clay

        He told Secessions to look into having Congress do something.

        and it pisses me off that I can write that with absolutely no sarcasm.

        • The_Wretched

          Congress does not answer to the DOJ and the DOJ has -0- power to ‘outlaw’ certain weapon sales. It’s a legislative issue. He did literally nothing.

  • Joe in PA

    gag Pence.

    • safari

      *Mother looks through her purse*

  • hdtex

    Trump looks bored as fuck. Betsy DeVos is a waste of oxygen.

    • The FSB Ate Our Votes

      Listening is not a Trump talent. All those words not about him. Boring!

  • djcoastermark

    At least the students get to hear firsthand the art of politician hot air.

  • MassageBear

    DeVos has to read her heartfelt introductory speech from notes?

    • TampaDink

      I believe that is Betsy DeVos reciting remarks that someone else prepared.

    • greenmanTN

      You just don’t understand. Contact your local Amway representative for details.

  • Lazycrockett

    Well having Devos speak destroys any cred.

  • Joe in PA

    Devos: this could be solved with private schools! Vouchers all around!

    • Halou

      And her company, of course, being among the only ones invited to bid on the contracts.

    • Stev84

      And hire her family’s mercenary company for security

  • Karl Dubhe

    Fuck that shit. I’m not watching this, not with Betsy ‘profitize the schools’ DeVile…

  • Taylor

    What a disingenuous wank fest.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Shut up Betsy. Your heart is black !

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Oh good, they finally fixed the sound.

  • Refugay

    Try gun control.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • TampaDink

    Hair furor strikes his signature pose.

    • The FSB Ate Our Votes

      Ah, yes. The Dick Tent as Bob Cesca calls it.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    He just suggested that he shouldn’t qualify for a gun

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I wonder if they screened these kids for “loyalty”. I don’t recognize any of the them.

    • PickyPecker

      I think I recognize several of them from my last week’s ‘Crisis Acting’ class. /s

      • clay

        Any of them Jeffy Secession’s grand kids brought back from the Easter egg hunt?

    • Andymac3

      One did think Trump is doing a great job so……

  • Rex

    I hope a bear shows up and Betsy pulls a gun on it.

    • alguien

      i hope a bear shows up and has her for lunch

  • fuzzybits

    I turned it on for a second. I just can’t. This asshole is the one who made it easier for mentally ill people to get weapons.

  • TampaDink

    Suggestion, please resign.

  • Joe in PA

    Paid actor!

    • PickyPecker

      Please. We prefer to be addressed as ‘Crisis Actors.’

      • Joe in PA

        Sparkle Neely, sparkle!

  • The_Wretched

    NPR this morning suggested schools were both hardening and buying things like military trauma kits. Just an idea here – how about we limit the sales of mass murder weapons? It’d be a hell of a lot cheaper than retrofitting schools everywhere.

    • Karl Dubhe

      Ask the firearm manufacturers to pay for the hardening.

      That’ll end that bullshit.

      • The_Wretched

        Good idea, they should pay for their externalized costs. A tax on guns would also be an ok way to fund it.

    • Halou

      Why not go the whole way and lower the military service age to 8?
      If we’re delegating law enforcement duties to them we may as well give them national security responsibilities too.

    • safari

      I say we just note the Founders were wrong and remove the 2nd amendment entirely.

  • Dayglo

    Trump — We’re gonna talk with the governors about “school safety.”

    • The_Wretched

      not the issue, the problem is guns, not bullet proof doors.

    • Andymac3

      Guns with a gun for dessert.

  • Bluto

    Carefully vetted bullshit. fuck this dog & pony show.

  • Lazycrockett

    These students are doing nothing but praising dear leader?!?!?! JFC

    • Dayglo

      Who chose that panel? “Thank you for everything, you’ve done a GREAT JOB” — Jonathan Blank, student.

      • MassageBear

        Stepford kids

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    “Everthing seems fake? Er, maybe not the thing to say.

    • JWC

      I believe it is well orchestrated

  • misterjack

    Damn, my work pc won’t play the video. Am I missing anything?

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Did you make a donation yet to the RNC or the NRA?

      • misterjack

        HELL, NO!

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Good!

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      It’s like a Republican Only church service

      • misterjack

        I gathered that from the comments…disgusting.

  • Lazycrockett

    The real students aren’t going to put up with this horseshit.

  • JWC

    so far praising TRUMP

  • Leo
    • Karl Dubhe

      Lemme guess, is he a cabbie?

  • MassageBear

    Why didn’t Cadet Bone Spurs host this in Florida last weekend maybe, you know, instead of golfing during some the funerals? Many, many more of the students and teachers need to be heard! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6fa05e513d0822fa6e13333d9ebecaed1d33c6193fea18fc2556d32ec39b44f4.jpg

    • safari

      Nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

  • Harveyrabbit

    I hope the parents keep an eye on his hands while he’s near the kids.
    Better yet…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9172fea18f3c2f67bd15388b0b451249c05b6ac2983ffc6b4eda29ba28da29e5.jpg

  • AtticusP

    How much did it cost to brainwash this crew?

  • Lazycrockett

    He wants to grab that fresh pussy.

    • The FSB Ate Our Votes

      You are reading his mind, aren’t you?

  • The_Wretched

    Sickening. The kids are reciting assigned points. The first one talked bump stocks….like that would make any difference in this case. Just a few minutes in and I had to shut it off.

  • hdtex

    More drills…Yes. That’s the answer!

    • TampaDink

      More band saws too!

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Nothing so far about guns.

    • Halou

      It is a Trump thing, why would any relevant issues be addressed?

    • PickyPecker

      Probably won’t be, either. This is all about tweaking dRUMPf’s fee-fees.

  • AtticusP

    I don’t even want to know what’s going through the Pig in Chief’s mind.

    • TampaDink

      Rest assured, it involves fucking these poor girls.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Vooooommiiiiiiittttttt.

  • The FSB Ate Our Votes

    I would like to thank you for leading this country.
    You’re a great leader.
    .
    WTF?!

  • TampaDink

    So much verbal ass kissing of dear leader.

    • PickyPecker

      This was all designed that way.

      • TampaDink

        Absolutely, just as so many of us expected, they chose the victims very carefully & probably gave them scripts to follow.

        • The_Wretched

          The order of points and mandatory love for dear leader parts show 100% that this is entirely scripted and the kids are propaganda props. they are talking in Trump Tweets.

          • Karl Dubhe

            The real ‘Crisis actors’…

            Damn, they’re going to be raked over the coals for this. It’s their parents fault for letting them participate in this.

  • Lazycrockett

    Well there is the next generation of the GOP.

    • i may be wrong, but you know the thing about ideas one holds dear in youth. they change. i knew not a few incoming conservative college frosh who turned into flaming liberals by the time they graduated.

      perhaps more importantly, the interwebs are forever. and the kidz today know that better than we do. what i see when i look at far right youth activists are a group of kids who will never get laid, until they stop sounding off like their right wing pastors and weapon worshipping parents. i think a lot of them will choose to get laid, instead of keepin on with the propaganda of their parent’s age.

      • The_Wretched

        That would be why conservative christian churches assign wives to single men.

  • hdtex

    “You’re a great leader, and I like the direction the country is taking……” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/20d7225f06ca6635bb8346bb37854355ed4516cc3faf3f38fd08ac6e74017b88.gif

    • misterjack

      THumbs up…and eeeew

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Wait! WHAT! What did I just witness?!? I’ve turned it off because what I’m seeing isn’t what’s going on in the streets or other protests. They’re being far too deferential to a man deserving of none. The media edits on the right are going to show them praising him…those poor kids.

  • Sam_Handwich

    this is complete bullshit

    • Karl Dubhe

      I didn’t expect any less. But damn…

      Donny took lessons from the way the Soviets used to do things. (and the Russians still do.)

    • Joe in PA

      No shit.

  • AtticusP

    How about no longer selling military weapons to civilians? You think somebody might bring that up, don’t you?

    • PickyPecker

      That’s just not how the script reads.

  • Dayglo

    Praise for Dear Leader. Wow.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    This reminds me of the cabinet meeting where they each took turns praising Trump for how wonderful he is.

    • Halou

      It’ll be going up on pornhub soon, no doubt.

  • Andymac3

    These are not the movement leaders you are looking for.

  • AtticusP

    This is propaganda. Pure and simple. The only way you got a seat at this table was if you got down on your knees and kissed trumps ass.

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      Hey it’s a “listening session”, and praise is what the King chooses to listen to.

  • Lazycrockett

    This is so fucking scripted.

    • safari

      Of course it is.

  • The FSB Ate Our Votes

    WE CALL BS!

  • safari

    Dear leader had a dove land on his shoulder and it whispered that what we need are child combat units in every school.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Pence patted him like a good puppy

  • misterjack

    It’s The Steppford Children!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Oh oh. That’s not the talking point they want to hear

    • Andymac3

      Mark one up for Israel and their gun control laws.

      • Karl Dubhe

        I’m afraid to ask what that means…

        • Andymac3

          Was a comment from a parent that you can’t own a gun in Israel until you are 27, you need to go through training, and the guns are taxed. Was very unscripted and unexpected after the ”something needs to be done’ comments.

  • JWC

    the only important outcome of this is Trump walks away feeling good

    • kanehau

      LOOK AT ME… I DID SOMETHING. THE DEMOCRATS DID NOTHING…

    • Halou

      Can’t wait for the 46th president, to see how society reacts to a president that behaves like a president after 4 years of… whatever Trump is.

  • Sam_Handwich

    go dad

  • another_steve

    As others here have suggested, I’m sure this is a carefully vetted group chosen to meet with the sexual predator. The White House isn’t going to take a chance that something “unfortunate” (embarrassing to Trump) is uttered on camera.

    Trump is a sham.

    This White House is a sham.

  • The FSB Ate Our Votes

    For a guy who was an ‘actor’, Trump is struggling to look sincere.
    “What’s my motivation in this scene?”

    • kanehau

      Psssst… you’re playing the president.

      • The FSB Ate Our Votes

        “Line?”

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Uh-oh. Someone brought up guns. I’m surprised they didn’t have security remove him.

  • AtticusP

    Finally, somebody pierces through the bubble.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    The nervousness in their voices is reminiscent of hostages too frightened to speak. The lowered tone, the eye avoidance, the soft almost inaudible utterances of praise. This reeks of authoritarian propaganda. These kids aren’t the leaders of the movement and were clearly chosen to placate the Dear Leader. Cue CNN, FOX and others declaring he’s presidential again. I just can’t with this fiction.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I’m sorry. But we really don’t want to hear more of “my heart goes out” talk and condolences. That’s not what this is for, right?

  • Refugay

    This is such fucking bullshit.

  • j.martindale

    You can be damned sure the only thing he is thinking is what is in this for him.

  • The Sentinel

    “My name is Ariana Klein. I would just like to say thank you for leading this country. You’re a great leader and I appreciate the direction this country is going in.” JESUS FUCKING CHRIST, ARIANA!!

  • Dayglo

    These people are scared shitless. Ban assault weapons, assholes.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      It almost makes me wonder if the SS were told to show their guns to the kids before entering. Seriously, it would explain a lot.

  • Bluto

    oh for fuck sakes, just everyone line up & suck his liddle button already!

  • Andymac3

    FINALLY someone mention making assault rifles illegal, and she is the Mayor of Parkland.

  • Joe in PA

    Where are those kids that have been on the news this week?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      They weren’t allowed in.

    • TampaDink

      Actively protesting at the Florida capitol building or preparing for their sit down on CNN tonight.

    • Andymac3

      I’m sure they will have a lot to say about this.

  • PickyPecker

    This has been a Carl Rove ‘Crisis Acting Studio’ production.

  • misterjack

    Ugh. I’m going back to drinking. Where are you, Martini? Oh, there you are, you sneak…

  • TampaDink

    I had to stop watching….all of the verbal dick sucking & ass kissing was making me ill.

    • JWC

      Told ya they were hand picked and coached you cannot upset the fragile leader

      • TampaDink

        You’re right as you often are, you nailed that prediction.

  • Lazycrockett

    This is so gross.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      And incredibly tragic. Trump will now tout this as proof that he and the NRA are on the right track. You know how the spin is going to go.

  • kanehau

    Now I know what they mean by ‘crisis actors’.

    • safari

      Did the right accuse the left of it? That means they are doing it.

  • The FSB Ate Our Votes

    Thank you Madam Mayor. Keep at him.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Even if the FBI were able to go to that kids house – they wold NOT have been able to do a single thing!

  • Dayglo

    The mayor is terrified. She’ll quote parents but she won’t take a stand.

  • kanehau

    Has the idiot said ANYTHING yet other than mouthing ‘thank you’?

    Edit: I guess it IS a listening meeting.

    • Dayglo

      This is cutting into his tee time.

    • another_steve

      No, but with regard to the young women in the room, he’s thinking, “Mmm… bet she has a nice pussy….”

    • clay

      He’s “listening”.

      /s

  • AtticusP

    These people sound like hostages that are being coerced.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      EXACTLY! As I noted below, it would not surprise me at all if the SS we instructed to be intimidating and even show their weapons to make it clear that they are to demure at all times to the Fuhr…I mean, president.

      • AtticusP

        Hmm. It’s the first time that I can remember the initials for the Secret Service conjuring up brown suits and funny mustaches.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          So long as they serve the Hair Furor, I see no reason to address them any other way.

  • Lazycrockett

    Who’s this Vinny character?

    • Chris H.

      Scaramucci’s cousin?

  • Lazycrockett

    “Mr. president were going to fix this” as Drumpf points to himself.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Is he purposely not facing donnie ?

  • Leo

    I’m not listening but the contrast will likely be immense to tonight on CNN.

  • Joe in PA

    Go Dad!

  • The FSB Ate Our Votes

    Righteous anger! Finally!!!!

    • The_Wretched

      time stamp? i gave up on listening.

    • The Sentinel

      Republican anger which amounts to nothing. Notice his little flag.

  • safari

    I’m not watching, but this sounds like it is just bad propaganda.

    • The Sentinel

      It is.

  • AtticusP

    Finally. Somebody who is telling it like it is.

  • William

    Are the “Highlights of a Meltdown” up yet?

  • Cuberly Deux

    How many drugs did they pump into donnie to stifle him for this long?

    • bkmn

      He has ear plugs in that are replaying Ivanka telling him how much she loves her daddy.

      • Cuberly Deux

        GAH!

    • safari

      They took three scoops of ice cream on a tray and covered it with a sliver dome. They told Donald that is all the ice cream left in the world and now it disappeared. If he keeps still, maybe it’ll come back.

      • Cuberly Deux

        lol….

  • Bryan

    Fix da schools, then we’ll get to da guns.

    • Karl Dubhe

      yah, that’s worked so well thus far…

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    What’s he propose if not changing some gun laws?

  • Ninja0980

    All these students were pre-selected so how can this be taken seriously?

    • another_steve

      Please.

      It can’t be taken seriously.

      • Karl Dubhe

        It’s still the President of the USA who is doing this.

        That has to be taken seriously. If the, but I jest. The Queen wouldn never do something like this.

        • another_steve

          My British cousins (though they occasionally fuck up (see: Brexit)) are light years ahead of us Yanks when it comes to order and decorum. Even in their worst moments, they maintain order and decorum.

          Our U.S. Republican-controlled government has abandoned order and decorum.

          At the moment, we’re severely fucked.

          • Karl Dubhe

            Never been to a football game with English fans, have you? 🙂

            Order and decorum? Hahahaha, thanks for the chuckle.

          • another_steve

            Lol.

            Here in the states, on our public (viewer-supported) television, we get taped coverage of the proceedings of the House of Commons. It’s all quite orderly. Occasional shouts and moans and gasps, but it’s all very orderly.

            A tradition that goes back countless centuries.

          • Karl Dubhe

            I’ve been to question period at the local Legislature. I’ve watched it on TV.

            I think you’ve not watching their PM’s Question time. That’s when they get riotous.

          • another_steve

            Karl, I’m an American anglophile. JMG readers who read my garbage know this. I’m irresistibly attracted to anything British.

            I’m convinced that there’s British DNA in me.

            The only explanation.

          • Karl Dubhe

            Look up their behaviour at PM’s question time/period. If they don’t act like baboons, I’ll be surprised. 🙂

          • another_steve

            Vigorous and boisterous debate is a good thing. A thing that civilized nations encourage. But then you follow the rules. You affirm order and decorum.

            Here in the states, under the monster Trump, there is no order.

            No decorum.

          • Kruhn

            I love Prime Minister’s Questions. It’s rollicking fun to watch. In fact, I use the line “I remind The Right Honorable Gentleman of the reply I gave some moments ago.” when I’m being evasive.

    • MBear

      Dog+Pony

  • Chris H.

    I like his passion, but it’s NOT the schools! The problem is GUNS!!!
    Edit: ughhh. The both sides do it/are the same

  • Cuberly Deux

    So this guy wants TSA for schools…..not going to bag on him but uh….

    • Karl Dubhe

      Who will pay for that?

      The firearm manufacturers?

  • kanehau

    Hunter?

    • Lars Littlefield

      Kim Hunter.

  • Dayglo

    Dad of slain daughter says “It’s not about gun laws.”

    • Karl Dubhe

      He’s got an arsenal in his closet.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        and a kid named Hunter

    • 2patricius2

      How were people picked for this?

      • Mike C

        Voter registration.

    • Joe in PA

      Exactly…prolly a trump supporter.

      • Karl Dubhe

        I’m sure everyone in that room is a TS, or a child of one.

        I’m not going to chuck asparagus at them though.

    • Pip

      He didn’t realize it was dangerous to send his kid to school? Where has he been for the rest of the school shootings? Oh yea, that’s right, most don’t care until it happens to them.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Free market ?

    • safari

      Bought the politicians’ souls?

  • Lazycrockett

    Drumps is so bored.

  • Joe in PA

    Fuck you with this “both sides” bullshit.

  • AtticusP

    It IS about gun laws.

    • Lazycrockett

      Not if you are a republican, even a grieving one.

  • Jefe5084

    I’ll admit it, these kids are way braver than me. I can’t even bring myself to listen in. I just have a feeling it will be another Donnie shit show, and Pence will say something about Jesus, and de Vos will tell them to get the fuck over it or she”ll see to it that not another fed dime goes to their school.

    • Karl Dubhe

      The only people who got to speak seem to have been Trump Supporters.

      No real criticism seems to have been made.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    a very effective meeting before we walked into this room (where you were coached to praise Trump and not mention guns).

    • Dayglo

      Let’s hope the media doesn’t gloss that over.

  • The Sentinel

    WRONG! You won’t find solutions “listening to radical ideas from both sides”. That’s a false equivalence. There aren’t “both sides”. There’s right and wrong. BAN THE NRA.

    • 2patricius2

      Identify the NRA as a terrorist group and ban them. And ban the weapons.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    If you’re putting your trust in them, you’re going to be bigly disappointed,

  • kanehau

    Well remember… trump thinks dead people are losers.

  • Dayglo

    They had a pre-meeting. Hmmm …

    • kanehau

      Here are your talking points… and your talking points… and your talking points,,.

  • Lazycrockett

    5 dollars Drumpf just gets up and tries to leave.

    • safari

      The sun is going to set shortly

      • kanehau

        Night Golf!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • safari

      The White House is upset there isn’t enough ass kissing.

  • Ninja0980

    I will say this, there ARE going to be kids on the other side who oppose gun control of any kind and will be able to not sound like a deranged lunatic when arguing their points.
    I hope we’re ready for that.

  • Andymac3

    Vinny wants security guards on every corner and metal detectors in every door, but it’s no about gun laws, fuck!

    • safari

      Vinny sounds appropriately named.

      • Andymac3

        He sounded like a Vinny, I didn’t catch his name.

    • JCF

      I think “Vinny” (is that Meadow’s dad?), and his sons, are Republicans. WAY too deferential to “Mr President, the Vice-President, and Madame Secretary”.

  • JCF

    Sir, I am SERIOUSLY sorry, and grieving, for the loss of your daughter. But when you say “it’s not the guns, just protect the schools”: you think teenagers are only in school? It IS the mother-fucking GUNS!!!!!

    • The_Wretched

      much easier to control who gets which guns than it is to militarize the entire society and have us living in safety tunnels. AND know who doesn’t have open carry? The military on base.

  • Joe in PA

    This is such bullshit…I won’t believe of it until I see Hogg and Gonzalez.

    • kanehau

      Is that something from Dukes of Hazard?

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Not the time for jokes.

  • Joe in PA

    “Let ideas flow”. Are fucking kidding me?

    • Karl Dubhe

      Where’s that gif of that rhino pooping? 🙂

      • JCF
        • Karl Dubhe

          There was one earlier today.

          the rhino pooped a small tree…

        • The_Wretched

          it seems like the highlight of their days.

    • safari

      = how can we make this not about guns?

      • PickyPecker

        Look. The president is focusing on making America great again, not guns. You people get so confused.

    • Cuberly Deux

      I’m not going to bag on them. This is not the time. Even if it is staged. I’m just not going to.

      I can’t imagine being in their shoes right now.

      Just an opinion.

      • Joe in PA

        Yeah, I hear ya…I was just spouting. After 4 or 5 “both sides” I lost it. I’ll stop.

        • Cuberly Deux

          No worries, this is a loaded….pun intended….issue.

  • 2patricius2

    Finally talking about the guns.

  • Bluto

    So it’s schools that are the problem.

    • kanehau

      DeVos agrees with you.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Uh-oh. He’s talking about AR-15s. Did he not attend the advance meeting?

    • The_Wretched

      I guess the incompetent staff failed to fully screen the propaganda event.

  • MikeBx2

    Not watching. Is Trump ogling the girls?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    You go boy!

  • Dayglo

    So far, everyone is essentially proposing more school security.

    • Ninja0980

      And if the school security is shot dead, then what?

      • Andymac3

        You get a paper towel, and you get a paper towel, everyone gets paper towels.

    • safari

      They already look like prisons, so I guess we need to run ’em like them, too.

      • William

        It prepares the students for when they graduate and become inmates.

        • safari

          Optimizing the school to prison pipeline; reading it for more privatization.

    • Turn schools into day-prisons, even more than they’ve already become.

  • The FSB Ate Our Votes

    I want to slap the smile off of Betsy Devos’s face! What ghouls.

    • Bryan

      Concern-wince™.

      • safari

        She learned it from her loveless parents.

    • safari

      It’s best not to touch her skin directly.

    • The Sentinel

      That’s all she’s got! https://youtu.be/FfwmB92NNFo

  • PlutoAnimus

    Why does no one at all have the sense to stay away from Trump?

    No one who shares a camera with him gains an advantage, but he always does.

    Since so many adults have fallen for this incredibly obvious manipulation, it’s hard to criticize the students about meeting Trump, especially after what they’ve been through.

    But it’s still very disappointing that they didn’t choose to say, “Your public record shows you are a staunch ally of the NRA, and we cannot trust you to use talking with us as a mere public relations opportunity. No thanks, Mr. Trump. We will talk to people of good faith on this issue, but not you.”

    Then he would have attacked them, and they would have held the moral high ground. Instead, they dragged him up to their level.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    The guy in the checked shirt is breaking my heart.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      You can hear and feel his pain.

      • Steverino

        Sam Zeif, the most eloquent and bright spot there. And absolutely adorable.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          I couldn’t possible agree more. The kid made we weep!

  • Bambino
  • Lazycrockett

    I wonder if Devos shows this much false concern as she cuts the education budget on the daily?

    • kanehau

      Hell no… it makes her day.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Her resting face is creepy as fuck.

  • 2patricius2

    You can push gun control legislation as well.

  • Dayglo

    Betsy DeVos is thinking, “Let’s outsource school security to Whitewater.” Correction: Blackwater. Got Clintons on my brain.

    • JCF

      Blackwater. [Renamed a couple of times. Apparently the Princes (Devos family) doesn’t own it anymore.]

      • Dayglo

        Oops … typing too fast, dammit.

      • 2patricius2

        It’s called Bloodwater now.

        • The_Wretched

          It prefered “xe” but now goes by Academi, the scholarly killers.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Better step up the praise, Donnie is gonna get bored really soon.

  • Lazycrockett

    Where’s Melania?

  • The Sentinel

    Sandy Hook Mom advocating for… more school security. SMH

    • JCF

      It’s almost like they were pre-screened, hmm?

  • AtticusP

    A real president would do all those things. We don’t have a real president any longer.

  • kanehau

    And it’s now advertising hour for Chuck Noris.

  • Lazycrockett

    Which one is gonna blame video games?

    • TampaDink

      And porn.

  • kanehau

    Trumps arms are crossed. Not a good sign.

    • William

      Somebody’s feeling defensive.

  • Bambino

    I hope the students know this is just another photo-op to whitewash the whole NRA/GOP corruption in the country. Nothing constructive will ever come out of this dog and pony show.

    • Ninja0980

      The ones that aren’t handpicked will.

    • William

      Isn’t that the definition of a “Listening Session “?

  • JCF

    Dude, let’s get down to brass…GUNS, and spare us the 5c Philosophy?

  • Cuberly Deux

    OH fuck! This is the christianist guy…ARGH! They based the wacked out movie “I’m Not Ashamed on his daughters “claimed” defiance against the Klebolds.

    I see Pency looked in his rolodex.

    They are SO going to mention christ any second now…..

    • Pip

      Yea, that whole story has been debunked many times, and yet he continues the lie.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Interesting he didn’t mention that his org is a christian mission styled outreach program. it has ZERO to do with preventing school shootings, it’s first and foremost an evangelizing operation.

        Wow, so basically he used this as an opportunity to plug is organization as well as misrepresent it.

        • Karl Dubhe

          What First Amendment?

        • Pip

          So xtian of him.

          • Cuberly Deux

            …and predictable of them.

        • The_Wretched

          Christian conservatives don’t line up converts by being honest.

          • Cuberly Deux

            They swoop in on the weak, or hurting and start the indoctrination process. They see a lot of available marks out there….

    • Cuberly Deux

      For those that are unaware, the movie was panned by both christain groups and critics. It’s dreadful.

      The jist was she wasn’t ashamed to die in the name of Jebus.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_Not_Ashamed

      • Karl Dubhe

        Oh, good (non-existent) lord…

        • Cuberly Deux

          Supposedly witnesses on scene claimed one of the Klebold’s asked her if she was a christian. Apparently she said yes….and she was killed. But the story has been debunked multiple times.

          There’s a lot of even more dramatic versions of the story out there. It’s rather popular in certain more extreme christian circles.

          • Karl Dubhe

            It’s called martyrdom porn if the other religious groups do it. 🙁

          • Cuberly Deux

            Yep.

            That’s why the constant screaming of christian martyrdom, even though it’s just disagreeing with them.

  • The FSB Ate Our Votes
  • JCF

    Drumpf: “long-term thing [we’ll push it off until it’s forgotten again]”

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Sadly, Trump has won this round or at the very least gets a draw. Even with the few who are challenging him, the press, especially FOX and no doubt to a degree CNN, will tout this as a “good meeting and first step” except it isn’t, not even close. Sorry for being so jaded, but I can already see what’s happening on social media from the right.

    • safari

      This is staged propaganda.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        That’s exactly what it is. This is the American reality now.

  • Andymac3

    This was been an advert by the GOP on behalf of the NRA. More security, more guns, more armour.

    • kanehau

      An armed guard in every elevator!!!! No!!! TWO ARMED GUARDS!!!!

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        But only two people can fit in the elevator!

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN
    • Cuberly Deux

      I said the same an hour ago. It’s what he does.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      He’ll hold the bumpstock ban hostage until he gets his wall, or tax cuts, o the FBI abolished .

  • JCF

    Finally, someone talking about OUTSIDE of schools!

  • kanehau

    Strip searches for everyone.

  • JCF

    OK, dude, focus, focus: get to the point.

  • AtticusP

    Betsy DeVos has a disturbingly slappable face.

    • AmeriCanadian

      There’s nothing disturbing about it. She’s outright slappable period.

    • another_steve

      Jesus has devoured her soul.

      • AtticusP

        I think that even Jesus isn’t THAT hungry.

    • Arrowhead74

      Secretary of the Jan Brewer gin-soaked, smoking, lizard-face hate club.

      • AtticusP

        With a little Nancy Reagan thrown in for good measure.

  • Dayglo

    Wayne LaPierre would get applause in this group.

  • Ninja0980

    Surprised the one kid who talked about guns was let in given that it’s clear he’s no fan of Trump’s.

  • JCF

    Oy vey, “a thug”. Your son might be alive if this person didn’t have a gun.

    • another_steve

      ^^ Love to you, JCF, for “oy vey.”

      • JCF

        I lived in New York City for 4 years; of course, I picked up a few expressions along the way!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    * Disqus is being a bitch today

  • Jay George
  • JCF

    “Gun violence. It’s GUN violence”: well, he finally got there. Drumpf “It’s very sad.” Gack.

    Drumpf: “Does anyone have a solution? [that doesn’t involve banning AR-15s?]”

  • Dayglo

    Black father makes an important point. “GUN VIOLENCE.” Makes you realize that people of color are up against this not only at school, but at home and on the streets.

  • AtticusP

    There isn’t enough anger or outrage in the room. This is definitely heavily scripted. Fake news.

  • Lazycrockett

    Arm EVERYONE!!!!!

  • JWC

    I do not fault the participants I have no idea what was said or how they were muffled but they were This entire fiasco was a JOKE No wants a grumpy TRUMP the hallmark of this mess

  • Bryan

    JFC.

  • JCF

    OH FUCKING OF COURSE: here come the fuckwit saying “Arm the Teachers”

    Fuck That Dangerous Shit!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    More guns !

    • JCF

      “This message brought to you by the NRA”.

  • Lazycrockett

    Well this suddenly screams FAKE.

  • MBear

    This is a joke, right?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Sadly no, this is America today.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Arm the teachers!

    Oh my gawd….

    • LeeCMH

      “First responders in the schools, toting guns.

      Good S&W, more sales!

  • Bambino

    “OMG! I can’t believe I got invited by the president to talk. Can I just ask one question? Did you really fuck those porn stars while your wife was pregnant and after Baron was born? C’mon now, spill bitch! Oh now you want to talk about gun control?”

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/966432854170316800
    Reading the whole thread makes me sick.
    Also, sad to say but I expect we will be seeing a lot more of the one man whose daughter was killed who is also a Trump supporter.
    Just like the Columbine shooting and others one, there are going to be parents/siblings etc. who will suggest the arm the teachers and will oppose any gun control.
    I’ll be as respectful as I can with them while pointing out their suggestions are flat out wrong.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Undercover custodian SWAT teams!

  • JCF

    “Thank God it was only 17 lives”. Seriously.

    FUCK YOU.

  • Andymac3

    I wouldn’t have trusted my teachers to drive a van let alone have a gun. This isn’t gun control.

    • Jay George

      There are a bunch of crazy people loose in our society and that certainly does not exclude teachers.

  • AtticusP

    I wish somebody would say “resign“.

  • Lazycrockett

    Give Lunch Lady Doris a GUN.

    • Bryan

      It’s full of gunly goodness…

  • Pip

    Let’s answer our gun problem with… MORE GUNS! Hell yes! Let’s arm untrained folks with firearms so they can accidentally shoot innocent folks mistaken for a shooter. Let’s just give everyone a gun and let their dear and fluffy lord sort them out. Let’s do this!

    • Dayglo

      More Guns Dad is a supreme fuckwit.

  • AtticusP

    I know why this guy was invited. Time to trash the FBI.

  • Dayglo

    I’d love to hear a tough dad or articulate student grab the mic and announce “Here’s the solution – we’re voting all of you NRA whores out of office. It’s over.”

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    I’m glad you all can watch it because this would be me after watching the fat man with the orange hair:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/69f2ecf4dc3527d801b0499fe86f5d98f4cdeb9b6716ad6727f68d7e62b6cf2a.jpg

  • JCF

    They’ll go to ANY cockamamie fuckery that doesn’t say FEWER guns!!!!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/43ba08f10da0b5f34fb589aa2143a3ee3388567ba582d661296b408792d3b663.gif

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Ummm the teacher is busy getting the kids to a safe place to be.
    Also, what if the shooter has a bullet proof vest ?

  • AtticusP

    Of course. The answer is always “more guns“.

  • Thomas Zdon

    yes – why make it challenging for those students that can’t buy guns – lets have guns on campus where a student with a crowbar can get to it. And lets just ask teachers and janitors – for no extra pay – to act as extended members of the SWAT team. Yeah – sounds smart. Not.

  • Andymac3

    No lack of solutions but don’t mention gun control!!!!

  • AtticusP

    The cleaning lady.

  • TSkot

    Surprise! Hand-picked right wingers and Trump supporters.

    • JCF

      ITA.

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      This is why Trump was determined to have the folks in the back get to speak.

  • Andymac3

    Did these people come from Betsy Devo’s Christian summer camp?

  • AtticusP

    Trump looks like he wants to be anywhere else.

  • Dayglo

    Many Solutions Guy is an asshole, too. BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS.

  • JCF

    Drumpf: “when there’s trouble, we have to nab ’em.

    Of course, he means PEOPLE, not guns!!!!

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Oh, Trump was to bring back insane asylums.

    • JCF

      Probably from the private prisons (Rethug donors) people?

      • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

        Really a scary prospect when he talks about “nabbing” people for being mentally ill.

  • AtticusP

    Proudly sponsored by the NRA.

  • justme

    Someone must have told Donnie that this would improve his show’s ratings..

  • Lazycrockett

    Somehow someway all the mental hospitals closed, don’t know how that happened.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Reagan’s dead corpse knows how!

  • pansarsweden

    This is weird NRA pantomime

    • Dayglo

      It really is, isn’t it?

  • Lazycrockett

    Guns Guns Guns!!!!!!!!

  • So, can someone give me the Cliff’s notes version?

    • Cuberly Deux

      You don’t want to know.

    • TampaDink

      -We adore you dear leader.
      -We’re sad.
      -We’re grateful & honored to be here.
      -This isn’t a problem with guns.
      -Schools need to be safer.
      -Teachers must be armed.
      -Make America bleed again.

      • Sigh..

        • TampaDink

          It was staged to promote guns.

  • Longpole

    What a waste of time.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Repeating himself

  • Cuberly Deux

    Uh, I know quite a few teachers, the requirements placed on them to perform & maintain their expertise teaching wise alone are insane. They’re put through the wringer in so many freaking ways by so many messed up pet self interests, usually forced on them by GOPers that want to shut schools down.

    Now add SWAT training. I mean, I’m sure JMGer Paula could pull it off….but come on people!

  • AtticusP

    What the fuck is this? North Korea?

  • Sam_Handwich

    he doesn’t have a fucking clue what a ‘gun free zone’ is or why they exist

  • Cuberly Deux

    Here we go….the NRA approved message!

  • hdtex

    Concealed carry…Why didn’t I think of that??? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c9776a63296412f6869c021f36378ad252a41f94016e63c54bf93ba93a439340.jpg Even better….OPEN CARRY!!!!!

  • JCF

    OF COURSE: Drumpf denounces Gun Free Zones. FUCK YOU DRUMPF!!!! God, when this mutherfucker is hauled off to prison. And better yet!

    https://i.makeagif.com/media/9-14-2015/iAVhmh.gif

  • JCF

    Send the Marines! OMFG…

  • AtticusP

    Anybody in the room who ISN’T from Stepford?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Stop talking. Just stop.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    These girls are wearing their hair like girls did in my high school in the 70s.

  • Dayglo

    Give Coach a motherfucking gun? Weapons for “people of talent?” Again, thanks to my friends who sat out the ‘16 election.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Lazycrockett

    So Lets Militarize the School System. Good Luck Kids.

  • JCF

    Yup, Vinny loves Drumpf’s idea.

    And now Drumpf “both sides” the crowd. Of course.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    How about the National Guard have their drills in a school every fucking day ?

  • AtticusP

    We went from Obama to this. Shit.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Yes, yes you did and the world is still wondering when exactly the nation had the lobotomy.

      • AtticusP

        Trust me: lots of us are wondering the same thing.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          I know sweety, I know. It’s one thing to watch from the outside, I can’t imagine what it’s like inside. All my hopes and know that we are here for you.

          • AtticusP

            It’s like being trapped with millions of mentally ill people, and nowhere to go.

            I’m lucky: I live in very blue Massachusetts. Trump couldn’t win election to the job of dog catcher in this state.

      • The_Wretched

        The oligarchs run the show. The ultra-elite wealthy own the politicians and elections are not fair nor free. It’s not a democracy.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Your beautiful Meadow. We talked about that.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      SO eloquent.

  • kanehau

    I KNOW! I KNOW!!! Tanks rumbling down the hallways!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Let’s be like ISRAEL !

    • kanehau

      Palestinian here… let’s not please.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        I neglected the S/

        • kanehau

          Oh no… I was watching the guy talk about it – I got your /S – I guess I missed mine 😉

  • AtticusP

    Trump knows maniacs.

  • Ninja0980

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Alabama_in_Huntsville_shooting
    My friend briefly worked here a couple of years after this happened.
    And so he has simply asked this question of the arm the teachers folks.
    What do you do if they decide to carry out a mass shooting like this professor ended up doing?
    In this case, a couple of folks who had guns (they were elsewhere) admitted they would have assumed the shooter in this case was another good person with a gun because most people who do mass/workplace shootings aren’t women.
    They would have ended up dead by the time they realized their mistake like some would be heros in other cases have.
    And the coach they are talking about.
    Could his gun pierce armor?
    If the answer is no, then he would have been dead anyway, assuming he would have been able to stop him anyway.
    Arming teachers is STUPID, period.

  • Lazycrockett

    Well this whole thing has been hijacked by the pro gun lobby.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Yup and the right wing is already promoting it as a win. smh

  • JCF

    X-rays Everywhere!

    • Bambino

      Expand the TSA to schools. I’m sure Roy Moore would like to supervise.

  • Sam_Handwich

    cavity searches!!

    • Bryan

      Easy to say for someone who stuffs a pimento in his olive…

  • Bambino

    So the dumbtard suggest arming the teachers. Those highschool kids should have brought their AR-15 for this listening session. We will see if the entire admins who are there feel really safe.

  • JCF

    THANK YOU, someone denounces “Teachers With Guns”.

  • AtticusP

    I am so grateful that I grew up in a time when school shootings were unthinkable. I feel so bad for the generation coming up.

  • Sam_Handwich

    interesting that they’re having this conversation in a gun free zone

  • pansarsweden

    Fuck. I feel sick. I don’t know what I was hoping for, and I shouldn’t be surprised but I feel ill.

  • Dayglo

    They love to acknowledge Israel as the model of safety and sanity. It’s an apartheid state.

    • JCF

      You’re not suggesting that the Rethugs would love to have apartheid here, are you? /s

      • The_Wretched

        Hello Texas!

        Oh wait, did I say that outloud?

    • The_Wretched

      And a state that commits war crimes with some regularity. They might be the only nation with “war bulldozers”.

  • AtticusP

    But we’ll keep on selling automatic weapons to civilians.

  • AtticusP

    Because nothing can go wrong if a shot goes off at 36,000 feet.

  • JCF

    Blond: “Thank you for listening to all viewpoints”

    …and then talks about mental health.

  • AtticusP

    Bueller. Bueller. Anybody. Bueller.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Leave the room Bets, sick of looking at your face.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Good for her.

  • Pip
    • OdieDenCO

      the NRA doesn’t change light bulbs. they just keep shooting it until there’s a hole to the sunshine

  • JCF

    “It’s the person behind the gun”. Oh FUCK you.

    • The_Wretched

      The only thing less deadly than a bad guy with a gun is a bad guy without a gun.

  • Andymac3

    Wonderful, a comment on mental unwellness, not ‘mental health’. Prevention not reacting to a [email protected]#king AR-15.

  • JCF

    Finally, the ONE honest kid in the room. “In Maryland, 2nd Amendment doesn’t protect assault weapons.”

    • Sam_Handwich

      same in MA, several other states and DC

  • JCF

    Here come Vinny’s son, the Rethug. With the armed teachers thing.

    Oh, “bad guys”. FUCK THIS RETHUG “LOGIC”.

  • AtticusP

    The Fox crowd will eat this shit up. I’ve had enough. Later, people.

  • Dayglo

    This is an epic shit show. I want to hear the activist Parkland students’ reactions.

  • Ninja0980

    The man whose daughter was killed at Columbine is Darrell Scott, who has spoken out against gun control before and thinks prayer etc. needs to be brought back into schools.
    He is also the Ceo National Diversity Coalition for Trump so not someone they just picked at random.

  • Bryan

    Hunter, Hunter, Hunter…

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Watch your back when you leave Checkered shirt.

  • Andymac3

    Vinny’s son wants security guards there or teachers with guns, more guns on campus? Fuck off!

    • JCF

      Yup. The tragedy of their daughter/sister’s death, running into the immovable wall of their Rethug ideology (see re Steve Scalise).

  • kanehau

    Question… so if they banned AR-15 (for example) – what would happen to all the existing ones?

    Would they do like a huge collection as they do in some countries? eg., Trump steaks in return for your AR-15?

  • Pip

    Someone wouldn’t go near the school with an ex cop or security guard?

    Tell that to Arapahoe High School.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Yep.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • JCF

      THANK YOU!!!

    • M Jackson

      ^^^ ^^^

  • Bambino
    • Lazycrockett

      Barely half a step.

      • Bambino

        He did say in the Right direction.

    • Dayglo

      PREACH! Tell the people!

  • Cuberly Deux

    Notice how DeVos dwelled on prevention, it mirrored what the Christianist guy Scott was saying when he was pluggng his christian mission program.

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      1.Just say no to (pick one or more below):

      A) Sex

      B) Guns

      C) Drugs

      D)Teh Gay

      E) Science

      F) All of the above

      • Cuberly Deux

        It’s worse than just say no though….she’s been charged with locating proselytizing opportunities in public schools. By either engineering hardship, ie; cancelling student loan relief, among many others. Or by active religious presence in schools.

  • JCF

    Sandy Hook dad.

    …denouncing teachers w/ guns! Applause!

  • Lazycrockett

    Twitter is screaming these are all pro Drumpf people.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      That’s because, with a couple of exceptions, they clearly are.

  • JCF

    Sandy hook dad: “shooters won’t care if there are armed guards. They want to die any way!”

  • Lazycrockett

    Well Im done with this pro gun BS.

  • Dayglo

    Finally! Sandy Hook Dad is on point.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/966433398180007937
    You knew this was coming and I hope the Parkland kids did too.
    Like it or not, there ARE going to be folks on the other side of this issue, including those who were injured or lost loved ones.
    I hope they are prepared to be respectful to them while also making it clear they are flat out wrong.

    • Cuberly Deux

      He’s been horrific the last few days.

  • JCF

    I respect his “get to people BEFORE they become shooters” program.

    But I think the Sandy Hook families went this way, only AFTER they got nowhere w/ gun control legislation.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Deres gotts ta be re tyyad law enfoycement out dere dat can patrol da hallz….

    Lordy….raising kids in lockdown as the sole solution…(sigh)

  • kanehau

    There’s good ideas… there’s bad ideas… there’s ideas on both sides…

  • JCF

    Drumpf “some ideas are good, some aren’t good”. Yeah, I think we can guess which is which w/ him. “Background checks and mental health”. But nothing about guns.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    While I have not watched all of it, I’ve perused enough to realize there’s no hope for the students of America, at least not in the short term. It’s painfully clear, seeing and listening to what’s being said, that real, concrete solutions will never be considered. Then again, 20 1st graders were shot up, bodies literally shredded, one child with half his head gone…and all the US government did was shrug, so…

    • Treant

      I managed about ten minutes before feeling ill and doing Something Else.

  • Dayglo

    Betsy, we don’t need a fucking “long conversation.” We want you out of office.

  • JCF

    Drumpf “you’ve been through more than you thought possible”. WTF????

  • JCF

    Mercifully, it’s over.

    • JCF

      Oh wait, now here’s Chuck Toad “both sideing”. {switches to CNN}

  • Sam_Handwich

    SHUT UP FUCKFACE

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Just say ” thank you for coming ” and STFU !

  • Cuberly Deux

    “It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

    Barack Obama

  • OdieDenCO

    an exercise in futility

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      But a propagandists wet dream. The editing of these students heaping praise will feature prominently on right wing media for days, if not weeks. #ParklandWasBetrayed

  • Leo

    So I’m back right as it ends. Didn’t see any of it.

    A sham is what I gather from these comments.

    • JCF

      Pretty much. Checked shirt (w/ the chin beard) brought it, but that was about it.

      • Miji

        Sam Zeif was his name. He had very good comments as did some of the Sandy Hook parents. But there was so much fluff otherwise and so much circling back to school security and arming teachers and then of course the Cheeto’s incoherent rambling and bad ideas.

  • Pip

    What a colossal waste of time.

  • JWC

    welcome to Donnies whore house you have just been screwed by Donny

  • Henry Auvil

    Body language in that photo does not say “rapport”. Just saying.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/KatiePavlich/status/966426173592006656
    Yes and he also thinks the lesbian cop who saved his life should stay a second class citizen so why the fuck should I care what he thinks?

    • Lizard

      Must be nice to have people to throw themselves between his ungrateful ass and the bullets. Us little folk aren’t nearly so important.

  • Taylor

    And now Trump will get on the phone with Wayne LaPierre to ask if he did okay.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Books into bullets and guns!
    More ammo, less learning!!

  • boobert

    Just scrolling through the comments and glad I didn’t watch. The moron would never allow people who didn’t vote for him in the same room.

  • Dayglo

    It began with a prayer to Jesus Christ. Ended with arming the coach.

  • JCF

    New thread.

  • JCF

    “Vinny” is actually named Andrew Pollack, FWIW.

  • Andymac3

    I expected nothing and I’m still disappointed.

    http://twitter.com/Thurgood76/status/966434316107632641

  • JWC

    Thank Gawd that horror show is over and the Real voices were not in attendance but were out on their own , marching

  • Renfield

    I can’t watch it. Did any of those kids mention gun control? Getting rid of AR-15s and the like? Or was it all just praise for the shitgibbon?

    • JCF

      One kid. Only one (that I heard).

  • JCF

    Pollack was the one who listed what places “we protect”. “We protect concerts”: seriously? Tell that to the dead of Las Vegas!!!

    And why? Even if there were metal detectors at the actual venue . . . the Vegas shooter had his guns across the street in the hotel! We have to get rid of the guns!!!!!

    • The_Wretched

      Silly idea. Maybe if we devote 2% gdp to hardening every building…

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Infrastructure!

  • Renfield

    From the NY Times on this farce:

    Mr. Pollack said he did not favor adopting new gun restrictions, but pleaded for Democrats and Republicans to come together to create new school safety measures.

    “It’s not about gun laws right now — that’s another fight, another battle,” he said. “We need our children safe.”

    (Mr. Pollack lost his daughter at the high school.) So this man, who lost his daughter to a POS wielding an AR-15, apparently or likely loves guns so much he still doesn’t want them restricted. Just some “new school safety measures”. Just weird to me. Weird. Just more thoughts and prayers B.s. Really, amazing.

  • Treant

    Honestly. Did anybody think Dumpster would show his face if anybody might disagree with him? We’ll still be reading, “Kids wrong, stupid, guns important! Sad!” for the next three days.

    And this weekend’s vacation will be extra-long because Dumpy had to pretend to work for two hours.

  • Taylor
  • Lizard

    I don’t see Emma Gonzalez in that room. I don’t see Cameron Kasky in that room. Were they not invited? That’s odd, seeing as they were and are the most widely publicized voices.

    The government has become a fucking advertisement for the NRA, and everyone in charge is either too stupid or too complicit to stop it.

    I’m so fucking angry, I’m shaking.

  • Kelly Lape

    A meeting is face to face. This staged event was a photo op

  • Renfield

    I assume these kids were pre-selected for their views. They should all be ashamed of themselves.

  • -M-
    • Marty Pavelka

      It looks to me as if the crib sheet was written by someone other than 45*. It has a typical backhand slant of a left-handed writer. He is right-handed.

      • Reality.Bites

        If he knew what to write, he wouldn’t need the notes.

    • Rambie

      Oh FFS,