Donald Trump He was speaking at the National Rifle Association’s annual conference on Friday, May 27, and his comments, along with many other Republicans, were against gun reform, which is being claimed after a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Trump focused on improving the safety of schools across the country, rather than doing anything effective along improved line of gun control. Trump stressed that all schools should have only one entrance and fire extinguishers for exit only. In addition, Trump suggested that single entrances should always be guarded by armed guards. Trump suggested security measures such as strong doors for all classrooms that could be barricaded from the inside to prevent entry. In one of the more controversial statements in the speech, Trump suggested that teachers in schools should be allowed to carry firearms, saying that “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.”
Going forward, the former president commented on mental health that countries need to improve attitudes towards mental health. “This perverted mind shares almost the same profile,” Trump said, referring to 18-year-old shooter Salvador Ross, who killed himself after authorities acted during a shooting in Uvalade, Texas.
Going forward with his speech, Trump read out the names of those killed in the school shootings, but found it difficult to pronounce the names of most of the victims. Trump was quickly criticized on social media over the issue.
However, the most controversial moment in Trump’s speech came to an end when Trump ended his speech by dancing to the 1966 song, Hold On, I’m Coming Sam, and Dave. The move was considered uncomfortable and disrespectful by many because Trump finished reading the names of the dead just moments before the dance.
Social media has been flooded with tweets and comments criticizing Trump for his advice and dancing for the same. Actor Rob Rainer tweeted against Trump’s disrespectful behavior. Rainer was shocked that Trump was once president and swore, “Never again.”