President Trump is a coward who refuses to admit what he actually believes. He knows his views are so disgusting that were he to admit to them out loud the entire country would reject him.
Our conman leader unilaterally ended DACA, betraying hundreds of thousands of people who have lived in America since they were children. He promised that he wanted to find a solution and help them, but has refused to back any kind of legislation to that effect.
He even refused to support a bipartisan solution and then turned around and blamed Democrats for it. Democrats are the ones pushing to help the DREAMEers but Trump has taken to outright lying and saying that they are the ones sabotaging DACA. He’s blaming them for his own actions.
Now, he’s taken his blame game to a disgusting new low. Trump tweeted out that Democrats chose not to pass gun control legislation while they were in majority power under Obama.
He shamelessly claimed that Dems don’t actually want gun reform and that it’s simply a talking point. It’s a vile, patently untrue thing and shows that deep down he knows his real views are on the wrong side of the debate.
The only reason that Democrats have been unable to reform American gun laws is that the Republican Party with their NRA donors blocks them at every turn. They filibuster any kind of meaningful legislation and send “thoughts and prayers” while taking millions of dollars from gun lobbies. Trump himself received $11.4 million of support from the NRA. The NRA also spent $34.5 million running attack ads against Democrats.
The truth is that if Trump really wanted to stop the gun violence epidemic he could easily pass new legislation. He could start by banning assault rifles. His party controls every branch of government. They decide how the nation proceeds. They decide if we finally take action to stop children from getting gunned down every few weeks. Of course, given their craven track record, it seems far more likely that they will do nothing.
Just like they don’t want to solve the DACA problem, why didn’t the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House & Senate during the Obama Administration. Because they didn’t want to, and now they just talk!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2018