Trump Swipes at Greg Abbott for Backing Out of NRA Event
On Tuesday, an 18-year-old gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde and began shooting. He locked himself in a classroom while local police waited in a hallway until a tactical unit arrived roughly an hour later. Ultimately, it arrived and acted unilaterally to take out the shooter.
By the time it was over, 19 children and two teachers had been murdered.
Abbott was supposed to speak at the NRA Leadership Forum in person, but withdrew after Texas experienced its worst school shooting in state history on Tuesday. Instead, he delivered prerecorded remarks to the gathering.
The crowded cheered.
“You gotta show up,” he said, swiping at Abbott.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) also delivered remarks in person.
Cruz then reiterated a popular line among Second Amendment advocates, often said amid calls for gun control after recent mass shootings.
“Ultimately, as we all know, what stops armed bad guys is armed good guys,” Cruz declared.
Trump echoed those remarks in his speech.
Watch above via C-SPAN.
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