On Friday, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania flew to Florida, where they spent the weekend at Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, but before heading to their luxury resort, they first stopped to visit with officers and victims who were involved in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine’s Day. When Trump saw the man who took down shooter Nikolas Cruz, he immediately walked over and said 9 words.
On Wednesday, 19-year-old shooter Nikolas Cruz stormed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, armed with a rifle. As he opened fire on the unsuspecting students and administrators there, Cruz ultimately claimed seventeen innocent lives. He also injured more than a dozen other victims.
Cruz was a ticking time bomb about to go off. Not shy about his violent ambitions, he even claimed that he wanted to become a “professional school shooter.” He presented so many red flag characteristics that police were called to his home dozens of times and the FBI was notified of the threat he posed to society. Indeed, he is a very, very deranged individual.
But, sadly, the FBI did nothing to stop Cruz from carrying out his evil fantasy. (They must have been too busy investigating the bogus claim that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.) Cruz’s fantasy became sickening reality when he killed seventeen people on Wednesday.
In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, there have been the usual calls for gun control from celebrities and leftists who know little to nothing about the issue, to begin with. President Trump’s response was more measured and precisely what the nation needed.
“I want to speak now directly to America’s children, especially those who feel lost, alone, confused, or even scared. I want you to know that you are never alone, and you never will be,” he said in a Thursday address to the nation.
“You have people who care about you, who love you and who will do anything at all to protect you,” he added. “If you need help, turn to a teacher, a family member, a local police officer or a faith leader. Answer hate with love. Answer cruelty with kindness,” the president continued.
“To every parent, teacher, and child who is hurting so badly, we are here for you, whatever you need, whatever we can do, to ease your pain. We are all joined together as one American family and your suffering is our burden also,” Trump went on.
“No child, no teacher should ever be in danger in an American school. No parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters when they kiss them goodbye in the morning,” he concluded.
President Donald Trump’s first stop in Florida on Friday was the Broward Health North Hospital, where he and Melania visited victims of the shooting at Marjory Douglas High School and the doctors who saved as many people as possible.
Next, the first couple headed to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. When Trump and Melania walked into the room filled with officers, the president spied the cop who physically took the shooter down. Without hesitation, Trump immediately walked over to him to shake his hand.
Officer Michael Leonard of the Coconut Creek police had used his professional training to spot and apprehend Nikolas Cruz, and President Trump wanted to thank him personally. “Very few people would have done what you did. Thank you,” said the president.
President Donald Trump also told the other heroic officers in the room that they all deserved a raise for the incredible work that they do to keep America safe. Share this report if you think he’s absolutely right!