NBC reporter Peter Alexander repeatedly lobbed questions about what the President is doing to prevent school shootings, seemingly implying that he hadn’t done enough, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders wasn’t having any of it.
Sanders accused Alexander of saying the President was “complicit” in recent school shootings, and hammered his line of questioning as “outrageous.”
Alexander hinted that Trump had done very little to stop shootings like the one recently in Benton, Kentucky, where two students were killed and another 18 were injured. He said between the massacre in Las Vegas and the tragic incident in Kentucky, several shootings have taken place.
Sanders responded by saying the news was “incredibly sad,” adding that “all Americans deserve to be safe… in their communities.”
Not content with that answer, Alexander continued prodding.
“That’s not in dispute,” he shot back. “What is the policy the president is willing to pursue to help make sure these students are safe?”
That’s when Sanders unloaded on the reporter …
Watch: @NBCNews' Peter Alexander asks White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders what the White House is doing to prevent school shootings:
"Will the president come before the nation and tell Americans how he feels about this issue?" pic.twitter.com/dYInhFwItq
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 25, 2018
“The fact that you’re basically accusing the president of being complicit in a school shooting is outrageous!” Sanders said, her voice escalating in disbelief.
“The president has been very clear in instructing the top law enforcement agency to crack down on crime to prevent these types of things,” she added.
Alexander denied he was making any such accusation, but Sanders ended the press conference and left the room.
— Ann 🕊 (@Doodisgirl) January 24, 2018
You may have heard news that there have been 11 school shootings in the first 24 days of 2018. The story has been pushed by the New York Times based on numbers from an extremist anti-gun group known as Everytown for Gun Safety.
The group is notorious for inflating their statistics with ridiculous connections between events involving firearms and schools. They do so by lowering the government definition of ‘mass shooting,’ and using suicides and automobile deaths in which a gun is in the car to sensationalize their reports.
In fact, if you read the New York Times report, the first three ‘school shootings’ they reference involve a pellet gun, and two incidents in which a stray bullet was discovered on a campus leading to lockdown.
The Times actually buries this little bit of information deep within their overly-hyped article: “Some of the shootings at schools this year were suicides that injured no one else; some did not result in any injuries at all.”
That is the data the media is using to accuse President Trump of being complicit in school shootings. That is the data they are using to push their anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment agenda.
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