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VIDEO Trump: There Is A Strong Political Appetite For Background Checks

September 16, 2019

 

After three mass shootings  at Gilroy, California, El Paso Texas and Dayton, Ohio, President Donald Trump say he will take action.

 

As he spoke to reporters at the White House before making the journey to two of the cities he called for more background checks. 

 

Republicans calling for additional gun control, have rebranded the term gun control to "GUN LEGISLATION." Our assumption, is their base will find this term easier to accept considering their defiance against gun control pushed solely by democrats and radical leftists. 

 

 

 

“It’s a difficult time in our country from all of us, so from your heart, from your mind, what do you say to your critics who believe that your rhetoric is emboldening white nationalists and firing this anger?” a reporter asked.

 

“So my critics are political they’re trying to make points. In many cases they’re running for president and very low in the polls.

 

“A couple of them in particular, they’re very low in the polls. If you look at Dayton that was a person who supported Bernie Sanders I understood, Antifa, I understood. Elizabeth Warren I understood.

 

“It the nothing to do with President Trump. So these are people that are looking for political gain. I don’t think they’re getting it, and as much as possible I’ve tried to stay out of that,” he said.

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“We’ve been getting hit left and right from everybody. Many of the people I don’t know, a cup of people from Texas, political people from Texas that aren’t doing very well.

 

“I guess somebody said to the mayor I had one very nice conversation with the mayor of Dayton, could not have been nicer and then she goes and says I tried to call and spoke to her and I didn’t receive any call.

 

“So they’re trying to make political points. I don’t think it works because I would like to stay out of the political fray. As I was saying and just came out, the Dayton situation, he was a fan of Antifa.

 

“He was a fan of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, nothing to do with Trump, but nobody ever mentions that. No, I don’t blame Elizabeth Warren and I don’t blame Bernie Sanders in the case of Ohio,” he said.

 

“And I don’t blame anybody. These are sick people. These are people really mentally ill, mentally disturbed. It’s a mental problem, and we’re going to be meeting — we’re going to be meeting with the members of Congress.

 

“I’ve already got meetings scheduled and I have had plenty of talks over the last two days and I think something is going to come up, we’re going to come up with something that’s going to be really very good beyond anything that’s been done so far.

 

“We’re going to see where we are. We’re dealing with leadership right now, and you know have two sides very different on this issue.

 

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“And let’s say all good people, but two sides that are very different. If we get close, I will bring them back, but we have to see where we are with leadership. Normally this has been normally a decision, Congress gets together and they try to do something.

 

“But if you look over the last 30 years, not a lot has been done,” he said.

 

“I’m looking to do background checks. I think background checks are important. I don’t want to put guns into the hands of mentally unstable or people with rage or hate, sick people. I’m all in favor of it. Well, I can tell you that there’s no political appetite for that at this moment.

 

“There’s no political appetite from it, from the standpoint of legislator, but I will certainly bring that up. I’ll bring that up there’s a great appetite and I mean a very strong appetite for background checks, and I think we can bring up background checks like we’ve never had before.

 

“I think both Republicans and Democrats are getting close to a bill, they’re doing something on background check.

 

South Korea and I have made a deal, they’ve agreed to pay a lot more money towards the United States.

 

“As you know we’ve got 32,000 soldiers on south Korean soil, and we’ve been helping them for about 82 years and we get nothing, we get virtually nothing.

 

“And South Korea and I have made a deal where they’re paying a lot more money or they’re going to pay a lot more money and the relationship is a very good one, but I felt for years it was a very unfair one, so they’ve agreed to pay a lot more, and they will agree to pay a lot more than that, and we’re with them. We’re with them.

 

“ So you have to have a political appetite in Congress and so far I have not seen that. I can only do what I can do. I think there’s a great appetite to do something with regard to making sure that mentally unstable, seriously ill people aren’t carrying guns.

 

“And I’ve never seen the appetite as strong as it is now. I have not seen it with regard to certain types of weapons. I am concerned about the rise of any group of hate. I don’t like it. Any group of hate whether it’s white supremacy, whether it’s any other kind of supremacy.

 

“Whether it’s Antifa, whether it’s any group of hate, I am very concerned about it and I’ll do something about it. No, I don’t think my rhetoric has at all.

 

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