Poor Donald Trump.
He just can’t seem to make up what little there is of his mind.
We can see how unstable his alliances are when we read about him hiring and firing Ben Carson. It’s easy to see that his positions on everything from abortion to Iraq have totally flip-flopped since he announced his candidacy for President.
Nothing is more confused and convoluted, though, than Trump’s position on guns in public school classrooms. Does he think that we should have guns in schools or doesn’t he?
Hillary Clinton told an audience that Trump would mandate guns in all classrooms.
Trump had a feisty answer for her:
Crooked Hillary said that I want guns brought into the school classroom. Wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 22, 2016
Wrong, Hillary, wrong!
Except that she isn’t actually wrong.
According to a report in RawStory, Trump appeared on Fox and Friends, as he so often does, on May 22nd. He was asked about Hillary’s claim. His reply was contradictory to say the least:
“They’re just words. And she talked about guns in classrooms. I don’t want to have guns in classrooms. Although in some cases, teachers should have guns in classrooms, frankly. Because teachers are — things that are going on in our schools are unbelievable. But I’m not advocating guns in classrooms. But remember, in some cases — a lot of people have made this case — teachers should be able to have guns. Trained teachers should be able to have guns in classrooms.”
He doesn’t advocate guns in classroom. But he advocates teachers having guns. In classrooms. And he advocates this because “things that are going on in our schools are unbelievable.” So who are the teachers supposed to be shooting?
Trump didn’t say.
Donald Trump was just endorsed by the NRA, an event which had him gushing with pleasure at his own greatness:
“I went to make a speech to the NRA. They were giving standing ovations for every other sentence. In some cases, they don’t even endorse. Probably the most powerful endorsement in all of politics. I was honored by it.”
I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that he won’t be getting the endorsement of the Teacher’s Union.
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