17 people are dead, and Trump is a hypocrite, a consummate liar, and of course an opportunist. The vice mayor of Florida's Broward County, Mark Bogen is pointing this out. He called Trump’s plan to visit Parkland shooting victims BS saying, "Him coming here is absolutely absurd, and he's a hypocrite.” It can feel like shouting into the void, but keep pointing this out.
Trump and the NRA controlled GOP keep calling for ‘the mental health’ to fix our epidemic of school shootings, but they undermined funding for mental health, refused to allow studies into gun violence and mass shootings, and unravel laws keeping people with a mental disability from owning a gun. "It is hypocrisy, it is absolute hypocrisy," Bogen said.
Last February Trump revoked a requirement for Social Security to network with the National gun background check system when people are diagnosed with mental illness. Bogen pointed this out saying, "So President Trump now, based on his actions, allows mentally ill people to purchase guns when over a year ago they could not." This decision by Trump was pure politicking to appeal to a rabid base who don’t want any oversight for gun ownership.
The Hypocricy of Trump in the wake of mass shootings; cry to fix mental health and it’s relationship to gun violence while revoking an Obama era law meant to fix just that is par for the course. Trump thinks coming to "meet with some of the bravest people on earth -- but people whose lives have been totally shattered,” is all that’s needed.
By Being Liberal contributor: Sarah Ficca