“I will tell you, if you had a couple of the teachers or somebody with guns in that room you would have been a helluva lot better off”, Trump told a Franklin, Tenn., crowd on Saturday.
Trump has since highlighted his gun rights support, saying repeatedly that he is “very strong on the Second Amendment”.
Carson reached out through Facebook in Twitter, in a picture holding up a sign reading “I Am A Christian”.
Trump closed his speech with an encouragement to the crowd. Bill Maher, the controversial self-described libertarian and atheist host of HBO’s Real Time, surprised many when he said the following after Trump’s visit to Iowa. “And my other side, they were tough, but I beat ’em”, Trump explained. “But that I don’t know“.
“I get in there, taxes go down, everybody gets a job, salaries go way up”.
The billionaire businessman added, “I have a license to carry in New York“.
Donald Trump said that his third wife Melania would make an “unbelievable” First Lady if he is elected to the White House.
But the day after Thursday’s massacre, Trump said if he became president, he doesn’t expect to halt all mass shootings because there will always be people that society can’t stop. “By the way, it was a gun-free zone”, he said, according to CNN. “Trump! That’s not a close one“. Trump’s business prowess and his unwillingness to apologize for his multi-billion dollar fortune also gave him a confident swagger than many people felt have been missing from America over the past several years.
Trump’s responses managed to avoid MSNBC host Willie Geist’s question of what he would do as President to prevent similar attacks. And I think we can actually make it better than ever before.
In an interview Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, the current Republican presidential front-runner said he would bow if his poll standing declines to a level at which he thought he could no longer win the GOP nomination.
“Can you imagine? Somebody says, ‘There’s Trump, he’s easy pickings.’ What’d you’d say?”
Trump has capitalized on the movement of disgust with the political status quo, but now other, less “weird and confusing” campaigns have arrived to finish the job, columnist Daniel Henninger wrote for The Wall Street Journal.
Not to be out “trumped” Donald, suggested the removal of the 14th amendment, which grants children born in the United States of either native or foreign parents their natural born citizenship.
The next phase of the long campaign might should a deeper look at the positions of all candidates, including Trump.