President Donald J. Trump meets with students, parents and law enforcement officials to discuss gun-related violence in schools and communities, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, in Washington, D.C. Andrew Pollack is 3rd from the left. His daughter Meadow was murdered in the Parkland school shooting.
Today’s read is from Pollack. Here’s an excerpt:
When I met with him (President Trump) in the Oval Office, I told him that he should form a federal fact-finding commission to gather and spread best practices for school safety. President Trump told me that he would. And he did. The report his administration compiled was unprecedented, and has helped school leaders all over the country take concrete steps to making their schools safer.
I sat next to President Trump when that report was released. A table full of families of victims and school safety experts spent an hour discussing the findings. Then the President opened up the floor to media questions.
The first question: “Mr. President – are you still planning on shutting down the government?”
Trump turned to me and said, “Can you believe these people, Andy? We just spent an hour talking about school safety and this is all they care about. I have to deal with these people every day.”