Like Mitt Romney, Donald Trump has been on every side of every issue at one point or another, as his Twitter archives prove. And as he went to Florida for a “listening session,” during which he had to have notes to tell him to show empathy, this old tweet came back to haunt him:
Crooked Hillary said that I want guns brought into the school classroom. Wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 22, 2016
She was right at the time, in fact, which is made clear by the fact that he condemned the idea of schools being “gun-free zones,” but he made sure to reiterate just how right she was all over again anyway:
He also said it was an idea the White House would be examining closely after a parent of one of the students brought up the idea.
“If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly, and the good thing about a suggestion like that — and we’re going to be looking at it very strongly, and I think a lot of people are going to be opposed to it. I think a lot of people are going to like. But the good thing is you’re going to have a lot of [armed] people with that,” he said…
Trump doubled down on the idea of ending gun-free zones around schools at the White House event on Wednesday.
“A gun-free zone to a maniac, because they’re all coward, a gun-free zone is ‘let’s go in and attack,'” he said.
So you’re gonna open up the White House to guns now, right? I mean, you’re giving an open invitation to a maniac to go in and attack! Only a fool would do such a thing, right? Oh, of course not. He doesn’t really mean it, he just says it. Any argument, any claim, at any time, as long as it suits his immediate needs. And as soon as it doesn’t, he’ll flip to the other position — all while lying about having said it in the first place.