President wants only specially trained administrators armed with concealed guns

Steve Watson |

President Trump took issue Thursday with media reports declaring that he is advocating arming all teachers in schools, clarifying that he supports a move to arm only teachers who have specialized training.

Referring to gun free schools as a “magnet for bad people,” Trump hit out at CNN and NBC, charging that those networks were misrepresenting his comments.

Trump made the comments during a sit down listening session Wednesday with survivors of last week’s Florida school shooting.

After a parent raised the idea of arming teachers and administrators with concealed guns, Trump said it was “certainly a point we will discuss.”

“If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, that could very well end the attack very quickly,” Trump said.

“We’re going to be looking at that very strongly. And I think a lot of people are going to be opposed to it. I think a lot of people are going to like it.”

The full listening session can be viewed below:

Continuing to address the media via Twitter, the President added that “highly trained, gun adept, teachers/coaches” would be an effective deterrent to prevent future deadly incidents.