Serious discussions are taking place between House and Senate leadership on meaningful Background Checks. I have also been speaking to the NRA, and others, so that their very strong views can be fully represented and respected. Guns should not be placed in the hands of…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2019
….mentally ill or deranged people. I am the biggest Second Amendment person there is, but we all must work together for the good and safety of our Country. Common sense things can be done that are good for everyone!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2019
I am the biggest Second Amendment person there is…
Pres. Trump to VP Pence on gun violence restraining orders: "I like taking the guns early… so we could do exactly what you're saying, but take the guns first, go through due process second." https://t.co/Um6f2f6yVZ pic.twitter.com/iKJlmnwSlu— ABC News (@ABC) March 1, 2018
President Trump without Congressional approval banned bump stocks, the ban went into effect in March of 2019.
On Friday the President departed DC for his summer vacation in New Jersey.
Prior to departing DC, the President held a gaggle with reporters from the south lawn.
Highlights from the gaggle.
Completely beyond parody — Trump says "I got a very beautiful letter from Kim Jong Un yesterday. It was hand-delivered. I'd love to give it to you, I really would … He really wrote a beautiful, 3-page — I mean right from top to bottom — a really beautiful letter." pic.twitter.com/Ugk4KJnVu8— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 9, 2019
As the News Blender reported at the end of July North Korea test-fired short range missiles.
On Wednesday USA Today reported that North Korea state run media, called the tests of short range missiles a warning to the U.S. and South Korea over joint military exercises.
President Trump says he has a "great relationship" with the NRA: "I have a lot of respect for the people at the NRA … frankly, we need intelligent background checks" pic.twitter.com/MqImmGl1Ee— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 9, 2019
President Trump says there's no need to bring the Senate back into session for gun control measures: "I think we'll have a very good package by the time they come back" pic.twitter.com/ZsXN9MK8su— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 9, 2019
President Trump was asked about being called a racist, he said it was a disgrace, he isn’t any of those things.
He re-tweeted more than once a self labeled white nationalist, Katie Hopkins. This is not his first time doing so.
Trump Quote-Tweets UK Racist Katie Hopkins, Trying to Prove He's Not Racist https://t.co/8GC1HNSbk3— Snip🦈Bytes (@SnipBytes) July 20, 2019
"I’m not any of those things," President Trump says when asked about being called a white supremacist and white nationalist by some Democrats. "I think it’s a disgrace" pic.twitter.com/mMzqIy5p5n— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 9, 2019
In both clips the President explains he believes that he, the Senate, the NRA, the House, everyone really, will be able to work on “meaningful background checks.”
He spends a lot of time in the first clip talking about how the NRA supported him really early on.
This post will be updated within reason.