The US President Donald Trump has been slammed by Piers Morgan, after the horrific high school shooting in Florida. The event left 17 dead bodies. Piers Morgan, who has been critical of Trump’s weak stance on gun control, called him is “spineless and cowardly” after the mass shooting.
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Posted by RT on Donnerstag, 15. Februar 2018
Piers Morgan asked Donald Trump about his approach on toughening gun laws, three weeks ago in his first international interview in Davos, Switzerland. “Domestic gun violence killed at least 32,000 (in 2016),” Morgan told Trump. “Two of the worst mass shootings in American history have now happened on your watch in Las Vegas and at a church in Texas,” he continued.
Morgan also said that “people will be saying, you’re very tough on security, you want to keep Americans safe, but if you don’t do anything about gun violence at all that seems an irrational position for somebody who wants to keep Americans safe?”
In response, Donald Trump pointed at France which suffers from gun-toting maniacs, although it has far tougher gun control laws than the US. “Take a look at that terrible slaughter where so many people were killed… by thugs with guns,” Trump said.
“So the bad guys have the guns and if you would have had somebody with a gun when they walked in so you could have bullets going in the other direction, you wouldn’t have hundreds of people killed,” he continues.
“What Trump didn’t say is that 130 people were killed in Paris that night; a terrible toll, but around a quarter of the number of people killed by guns in America every week,” Morgan wrote later. “When I pointed out that countries like Britain, which also has very tough gun laws, average just 32 gun deaths a year, he deflected again: ‘But you have a lot of terrorism.’”
Morgan believed that “Yes, it’s true Britain had a number of Islamist terror attacks in 2017. But the total death total was smaller (35) than the number murdered by guns in America every day.” “He intends to do absolutely nothing to stop these massacres happening again,” he said later.
“Well, I’m sorry Mr President, but this just isn’t acceptable. You can’t pretend to be tough on security but turn a blind eye when yet another US school (there have been over 280 school shootings since Sandy Hook) is turned into a human slaughterhouse,” claimed Morgan. “It’s spineless and cowardly, and you know it.”