Says we ‘need real solutions and real leadership, not politicians and partisanship’ after the Uvalde massacre
Posted BY: Daily Mail
President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he still intends to speak at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Houston later this week – just two days after a gunman killed at least 19 students and two teachers in a Texas town less than 300 miles away.
He, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the state’s junior GOP Senator Ted Cruz came under scrutiny for being slated to speak at the pro-gun event on Friday even as more than a dozen families grieve their lost loved ones killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.
‘America needs real solutions and real leadership in this moment, not politicians and partisanship,’ Trump said on his app Truth Social.
‘That’s why I will keep my longtime commitment to speak in Texas at the NRA Convention and deliver an important address to America. In the meantime, we all continue to pray for the victims, their families, and for our entire nation – we are all in this together!
Trump earlier in the morning said the elementary school shooting is a ‘moment in time that will never be forgotten’ and extended his ‘grief and sorrow’ for the victims of the mass slaughter.
The shooter was reportedly killed by law enforcement.
‘So hard to think or report about anything else after watching the Texas school “massacre” which took place yesterday,’ Trump wrote on his app Truth Social.
‘Thank you to the great wisdom and bravery of our Law Enforcement Professionals, and condolences to all who are suffering so gravely with the loss of those incredible souls so close to you.’
He concluded, ‘No words can express the sorrow and grief of this absolutely horrible event. It is a moment in time which will never be forgotten!’