Mulvaney: Don’t Blame Trump For Mass Shootings

Politico reports:

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney defended President Donald Trump on Sunday, saying mass shootings have been an issue for decades and he doesn’t “think it’s fair to try and lay this at the feet of the president.”

After ABC’s Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl listed off the latest string of shootings since Trump’s inauguration, Mulvaney responded on “This Week” by saying it is a problem that has “happened for many decades.”

“You make an excellent point there which is this cancer, this difficulty that we face as a nation, predates this administration by many, many years,” Mulvaney said. “What can you do? You have to try and fix the society, right? You have to figure out why people now take it upon themselves to take guns into large groups of people.”