Earlier this week, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed reporters for the first time since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine’s Day. When one of the media members tried to insinuate that President Donald Trump is just “too stupid” to stop school shootings, Sanders clapped back, destroying him on live television as the whole world watched.
One week ago, seventeen innocent people were murdered and fourteen others were injured when 19-year-old mental case Nikolas Cruz stormed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, armed with an AR-15. Cruz had warned that he planned on becoming a “professional school shooter,” but those threats fell on deaf ears at the FBI. Left to his own devices, the teen achieved his sick goal.
The only thing that could possibly make a tragedy like the shooting in Parkland worse, is the incessant need the media and the left feel to politicize it. Usually, that means calls for stricter gun control measures, but in the case of Fox News’ John Roberts, it means attacking President Trump, as well.
Predictably, White House reporters pushed for gun control this week and inquired as to whether or not President Trump would support it. Sanders revealed that the president would be talking to school officials, law enforcement officers, and experts from across the spectrum to try and come up with the best way to move forward.
However, this apparently wasn’t good enough for one reporter, who took offense to Trump’s strategy and suggested that it means he doesn’t have any ideas of his own.
“Again on the broader problem of deranged individuals getting a hold of weapons and killing people indiscriminately,” said Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts. “Does [Trump] have ANY ideas on how to deal with this?”
“We’ll look again. This is part of a lot of the conversations we’re going to have on mental illness,” replied Sanders.
“So you’re saying he is starting from scratch?” Roberts retorted. “If he has to listen to a bunch of people, and he doesn’t have any ideas of his own, that would suggest that he doesn’t have any ideas.”
“That’s not what I said. You’re taking my words out of context,” said Sanders, according to The Hill.
“Can you explain it, then?” Roberts asked.
“Well, I was trying to before you interrupted me,” Sanders responded. “Unfortunately we can’t just flip a switch, but there is a process. We are a law and order country, and the president is trying to do everything he can under his capacity to address these concerns, and certainly when it comes to mental illness.”
Of course, there is simply no way to prevent every deranged individual on the planet from doing others harm. There will always be sickos. Even if we take their guns away, those who are dead-set on instigating violence will find a means to carry out their sick plots.
According to John Roberts, this fact of life is solid evidence that Trump is stupid and “doesn’t have any ideas.”
Here’s an idea — Why don’t you use your brain before opening your mouth, John!
Considering the fact that the FBI dropped the ball so shamefully in the Parkland case, neglecting to follow a concerned citizen’s tip that Cruz would likely shoot up a school in the near future, it is beyond absurd for the media to be pinning this on Trump. Perhaps if the press wasn’t so insistent that the FBI spend valuable time and resources investigating the bogus claim that Trump colluded with Russia to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, they could have stopped Cruz.
It’s sad to see this sort of nonsense coming from a reporter for Fox News. Typically, the network is the only mainstream outlet which can be counted on to offer “fair and balanced” coverage of the Trump White House. Apparently, that reputation does not extend to their White House correspondent.