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Huckabee Sanders Confronted by Young Reporter Asking What Trump Has Done About School Shootings (Answer: Nothing)

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked by a young reporter what the president and his administration have done to prevent school shootings. The reporter, who delivered his question like a pro Wednesday afternoon, appeared to be about 10 years old.

The child told the press secretary that at his school they “recently had a lock-down drill,” and one of the things that affect his and his classmates’ mental health “is to worry about the fact that we or our friends could get shot at school.”

“Specifically, could you tell me what the administration has done and will do to prevent these senseless tragedies?” he asked.

“There is nothing to be more terrifying for a kid to go to school and not feel safe,” Huckabee Sanders told the young reporter. She was clearly emotional and appeared near-tears after his question.

She went on to say that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s school safety commission was hard at work, but could not offer any specifics.

It’s unclear at the moment who the child was or how he got into the White House Press Briefing Room, unless it was pre-arranged.

Assuming it was, it’s odd the press secretary did not have an answer to the very important and possibly pre-arranged question.

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“Mystery” solved!

 

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Trump Releases Statement on Passing of ‘Titan’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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President Donald Trump has issued a formal statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

He called her a “titan of the law,” and praised her for her “brilliant mind” and for her “powerful dissents.” Trump also said her Supreme Court decisions “have inspired all Americans.”

Earlier, before boarding Air Force One, Trump claimed he had not known she had passed away, and said, “She just died? I didn’t know that.”

“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? Whether you agree or not … she led an amazing life.”

Here’s the President’s statement:

 

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Trump Responds to Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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President Donald Trump responded to the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday night.

“She just died? I didn’t know that,” Trump claimed to reporters before he boarded Air Force One at 8:15 PM, well after news broke that the beloved progressive jurist had died.

“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? Whether you agree or not … she led an amazing life.”

Trump was holding a campaign rally when news of her passing broke. He happened to be speaking about putting yet another justice on the nation’s top court:

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‘Mitch McConnell Set the Precedent. No Supreme Court Vacancies Filled in an Election Year’ Says Dem US Senator

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U.S. Senator Ed Markey, a progressive who has served in Congress for 44 years, is warning Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to not bring a Trump Supreme Court nominee to the floor for a vote in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing.

“Mitch McConnell set the precedent,” Sen. Markey said. “No Supreme Court vacancies filled in an election year. If he violates it, when Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court.”

McConnell minutes ago announced he will bring a Trump nominee to the Senate floor for a vote.

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