Trump Claims He Would've 'Run In There' To Stop Parkland Shooter

by Valerie Williams
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Trump tells room full of governors he would’ve “run in there” during Parkland shooting

After more than a year of Donald Trump as our commander-in-chief, we’re pretty used to him blowing hot air. In fact, much of what he says is absolute nonsense (it’s proven) and his recent remarks on how he thinks he would’ve been the hero had he been present at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting is only the latest example of his usual bullshittery.

“You don’t know until you test it, but I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,” Trump told a room full of governors at the White House this morning. “And I think most of the people in this room would have done that, too.”

Doesn’t it totally figure that our “president” would use this moment of national tragedy and reckoning on gun control to remind us all how brave and manly he is? Or at least how brave and manly he thinks he is?

Of the armed deputies who never went into the building to confront the 19-year-old man wielding an AR-15 our commando-in-chief said, “They weren’t exactly Medal of Honor winners, alright? The way they performed was frankly disgusting.”

Yes, President Bone Spurs is now on record not only condemning some of our country’s law enforcement officers, but claiming he would’ve gone all action hero if only he were given the opportunity.

Something tells me he may be exaggerating just a little bit.

Just a teensy bit. I mean, check out this profile in courage.

Yup. The man who can barely take control of a bottled water is now boasting that he would’ve stormed a building to confront a shooter holding a semi-automatic weapon when actual trained sheriff’s deputies didn’t.

The fact is, none of us know how we would react when faced with something so horrifying, and even if someone who “should’ve” gone in didn’t, can we blame them?

We know that Trump’s all about being the biggest and the best. He brags about things he’s never done, crowds he’s never had, and a hand size he’ll never achieve. For him, this is just more blowhard nonsense coming from the biggest blowhard of them all.

All we have to say about his claim is: