Donald Trump armed teacher plan is 'step in the right direction', says commentator

Donald Trump has caused outrage with his comments

Donald Trump, seen here meeting survivors of the Florida shooting, has backed plans to arm teachers

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A US Republican voter left Julia Hartley-Brewer astonished this morning by describing Donald Trump's plan for armed teachers as a "step in the right direction."

Drew Liquerman, a political commentator and spokesman for Republicans Overseas, spoke to Julia after Trump publicly backed the idea of giving teachers weapons to prevent further Florida-style shootings.

Liquerman said the arming of teachers is "not the only change that needs to happen," but it would at least be a positive step.

He added that gun-free zones, another option proposed by the anti-gun lobby, "make no sense" - but this prompted Julia to ask why Trump himself has established a gun-free zone around his resort at Mar-a-Lago.

Julia also asked why Trump needs briefing notes to address grieving familiies, a question which drew another animated response from Liquerman.

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