Donald Trump has left people furious after they danced on stage after delivering a speech naming the victims of the Texas shooting and claiming there must be more guns in schools
Texas residents were furious when Donald Trump danced at a National Rifle Association (NRA) convention after reading the names of children killed in the Texas shooting.
During his address, Trump read the names of the 21 victims of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and called for teachers and schools to be armed to prevent further massacres.
After his Houston speech, he danced onstage to Sam and Dave’s 1966 song Hold On, I’m Comin’.
People quickly went online and showed their outrage at the former President’s actions during the event. Claiming his dancing is inappropriate and his calls for more guns in schools disingenuous, reports the Mirror.
Democratic strategist Adam Parkhomenko tweeted, “Trump danced at the NRA conference. Their little bodies aren’t even in the ground. And he fucking dances.”
Andrew Stroehlein, European media director at Human Rights Watch, added: “The bodies of the children shot in #Uvalde are not even buried and Trump is dancing at an NRA gun celebration.”
Paul Castro, the principal of a Texas school whose son was shot in a traffic incident, has criticized Trump’s proposals to prevent more shootings, branding them “disingenuous” and “hypocritical”.
Mr. Castro, superintendent at Houston’s A+UP Charter School, told the Texas Tribune, “It infuriates me that these same politicians are saying the same thing they’ve been saying since (the) Columbine[school shooting].”
He said limiting school enrollments and arming teachers would be ridiculous — if the issue weren’t so significant.
He added: “Armed police were on the premises and wouldn’t go in and now you want Miss Smith to take a shot at the elementary school?
“This is disingenuous and a lie and discourages politicians from taking responsibility. It is hypocrisy at its worst.”
Thousands of protesters gathered in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Becky Pringle, president of the National Education Association, the country’s largest teachers’ union, rejected proposals to arm teachers to prevent future shootings.
“More guns mean more violence. Assault weapons should be banned,” she said.
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Trump reiterated the NRA’s oft-used mantra that “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” during his speech at the conference yesterday (Friday, May 27).
He said, “The existence of evil is one of the best reasons to arm law-abiding citizens.”
He added that gunman Salvador Ramos, who was shot dead by a border guard, will be doomed to eternal hell because of the massacre.