On Sunday, President Donald Trump met with governors at the Governor’s Ball, to reiterate the importance of school security in the wake of the horrible massacre earlier this month.
Addressing the assembled governors, Donald Trump commented on the primacy of school gun violence on the conference’s agenda, saying “I think we’ll make that first on our list because we have to end our country of what’s happening with respect to that subject.”
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) also received special recognition from President Trump, at the Governor’s Ball. He was singled out for his tremendous work after the incident happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. “I want to thank Governor Rick Scott of Florida. Rick, please stand up. You’re doing a great job. Really great job,” Trump added.
The talks have been in place to strengthen background checks when it comes to purchasing guns. In addition, President Trump also wanted to impose a ban on bump stocks devices that will increase the safety of people. To resolve the mass shooting in the country, Trump has directed for expanding background checks and proposed arming teachers in the days after the shooting. However, not all people were in favor of some of the proposed terms put forward by the President. According to reports, Scott has broken with the President, over arming teachers in school.
In an interview on ‘Fox News Sunday’, Scott said in a statement, “I disagree with him. I believe you have to focus on people that are well-trained, law enforcement that are trained to do this. I want to make sure we have significant law enforcement presence on top of hardening the schools.”
In the remaining of his address at the Governor’s Ball, Trump touted the economic growth as well as the Republican-backed tax reform bill. He said in a statement, “The economy is doing phenomenally well. I think you’ll see numbers that get better and better. The cutting of regulation has been an incredible event. People are being able now to build. They’re building and they’re farming and doing lots of things that they were having a very hard time doing. The massive tax cuts that we’ve just gotten are now starting to kick in. So congratulations, everybody.”