Skip to comments.Now They Like Him: Nets Tout Trump Siding With Dems on Gun Control
Posted on 02/28/2018 10:58:53 PM PST by familyop
In a nationally televised negotiation with Republican and Democratic leaders at the White House Wednesday, President Trump appeared to back many liberal gun control proposals much to the delight of the liberal media. During their evening broadcasts ABC, CBS, and NBC touted how the President stood up to the National Rifle Association and pushed back against Republicans.
The report on NBC Nightly News was arguably the most vicious against gun rights advocates. Under pressure after Parkland, President Trump taking on his own party and the National Rifle Association today, hyped White House correspondent Kristen Welker. Mr. Trump, at a freewheeling hour-long meeting with a group of bipartisan lawmakers, trying to get something, anything done, appeared to embrace nearly everything he heard in the meeting[.]
Welker noted that Trump wanted to confiscat[e] guns from those deemed dangerous, but slimed folks on the right by insinuating they didnt care who had weapons, saying a move opposed by many conservatives. She then played a clip of Trump arguing that government should take the guns first, go through due process second, but she failed to mention such an act was unconstitutional.
Even taking on red-state Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Pat Toomey for not including an age limit increase in their background check bill, Welker reported with glee. And she seemed impressed that Trump even push[ed] back against fellow Republican Steve Scalise, shot and nearly killed during a baseball practice last summer.
On ABCs World News Tonight, they seemed ecstatic. He was sitting with Republicans and Democrats on guns and school safety, saying he supports what many of the Democrats support, universal background checks, among other things, pushed by the students and families in Parkland, Florida, announced anchor David Muir as he led into the report by Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl.
Karl was brimming with energy as he was delivering his report: Before the television cameras at the White House, the most pro-NRA President in history gathered together a group including some of Congress's most forceful advocates of gun control. And sitting in that room, the President repeatedly took positions that put himself at odds with the NRA and Republican leaders in Congress, he added.
The ABC reporter also boasted about how Trump appeared to opposed Vice President Pence in wanting to take the guns first, go through due process second. He too failed to mention the illegality of the move. The President told the bipartisan group, he wants more than action. He wants bold action. A comprehensive bill on guns and school safety, he exclaimed.
Meanwhile, on CBS Evening News, Chief Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes was the only one to note that what Trump wanted would be skirting the law.
But CBS promoted Trumps apparent gun control push, with anchor Jeff Glor stating: The President gathered members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, at the White House today and said, it's time to end the nonsense and do something about gun violence. President Trump scrambled the partisan divide on guns today, siding with Democrats on dramatically expanding background checks and raising the purchasing age for semi-automatic weapons, Cordes added.
The liberal media are such big anti-gun advocates that they appear to be willing to side with Trump to push their agenda.
The relevant parts of the transcripts are below, expand to read each one:
NBC Nightly News
February 28, 2018
7:04:14 PM Eastern [1 minute 42 seconds]
LESTER HOLT: And two weeks after the mass shooting at a Florida high school, the President stood up to the National Rifle Association today. At least on some points. As he met with members of Congress from both parties, Mr. Trump appeared to embrace new gun restrictions as he told them to come up with legislation aimed at preventing more school shootings. NBC's Kristen Welker now with that story.
[Cuts to video]
KRISTEN WELKER: Under pressure after Parkland, President Trump taking on his own party and the National Rifle Association today.
WELKER: Mr. Trump, at a freewheeling hour-long meeting with a group of bipartisan lawmakers, trying to get something, anything done, appeared to embrace nearly everything he heard in the meeting from confiscating guns from those deemed dangerous, a move opposed by many conservatives.
DONALD TRUMP: Take the guns first, go through due process second.
WELKER: And embracing long-held Democratic ideas like universal background checks, and increasing the minimum age to 21 to buy some weapons. Even taking on red-state Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Pat Toomey for not including an age limit increase in their background check bill.
WELKER: At times, Wheeling and dealing in real-time.
WELKER: Even pushing back against fellow Republican Steve Scalise, shot and nearly killed during a baseball practice last summer, when Scalise suggested adding a measure involving a concealed weapons permit to a bill aimed at strengthening background checks.
World News Tonight
February 28, 2018
6:35:15 PM Eastern [2 minutes 45 seconds]
DAVID MUIR: As you know, the other firestorm tonight, Republicans reacting at this hour to what they saw from the President today at the White House. He was sitting with Republicans and Democrats on guns and school safety, saying he supports what many of the Democrats support, universal background checks, among other things, pushed by the students and families in Parkland, Florida. But tonight, many in his own party are now livid. ABC's Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl.
[Cuts to video]
JON KARL: Before the television cameras at the White House, the most pro-NRA President in history gathered together a group including some of Congress's most forceful advocates of gun control.
KARL: And sitting in that room, the President repeatedly took positions that put himself at odds with the NRA and Republican leaders in Congress. He embraced Connecticut Democrat Chris Murphy's call for background checks on all gun purchases. An idea Republicans have voted down again and again.
KARL: Trump even seemed to oppose his own vice president on how to take guns from someone identified as a possible threat.
KARL: And the President brought up an idea the NRA says it firmly opposes: raising the age to buy assault weapons, like the AR-15 used in the Parkland shooting, to 21 years old.
KARL: The President told the bipartisan group, he wants more than action. He wants bold action. A comprehensive bill on guns and school safety. He told one Republican leader to put aside a controversial pro-gun measure and to concentrate on something Democrats will support.
CBS Evening News
February 28, 2018
6:34:41 PM Eastern [1 minute 7 seconds]
JEFF GLOR: The President gathered members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, at the White House today and said, it's time to end the nonsense and do something about gun violence. Here's Chief Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes.
[Cuts to video]
DONALD TRUMP: I'm not into popularity. I'm into getting something done that's good.
NANCY CORDES: President Trump scrambled the partisan divide on guns today, siding with Democrats on dramatically expanding background checks and raising the purchasing age for semi-automatic weapons.
TRUMP: It doesn't make sense that I have to wait until I'm 21 to get handgun, but I can get this weapon at 18. Just curious as to what you did in your bill?
CORDES: President Trump also clashed with Republicans, including recent shoot shooting victim Steve Scalise when they argued gun owners need the right the carry concealed weapons across state lines.
CORDES: Those weapons, he argued, should have been confiscated from the Florida shooter, even if it meant skirting the law.
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An hysterical reaction based on emotions is not the best way to analyze information in politics. Analyze it with logic, then decide. FRiends, vote, and get some good members of Congress in office for us this year!
I watched the meeting. Trump didn’t side with dems. Fake news.
Dems, the MSM and some FReepers learned nothing from DACA.
Very fake news.
And the Chicken Little brigade is running around squealing... AGAIN.
Dems, the MSM and some FReepers learned nothing from DACA.
They WANT Trump to be evil, I’m sure—at least the Chicken Little Freepers.
They still can’t get over the 2015-16 primaries.
A Democrat was on the radical left’s National Public Radio (NPR) yesterday, talking about the Democrat plan for gun control. According to him, the established plan is to take gun control “steps” in small “increments.” In politics and court cases, there’s more talk in private than most people know.
Join an organization that works for our Second Amendment. Vote for Second Amendment supporters for Congress this year.
Dana Loesch: NRA Will Protect Due Process [NRA response to Trump’s gun control proposals in the meeting yesterday.]
LOL BEST ELECTION EVER!
We have a president that is a MASTER at trolling his political enemies.
He keeps holding up a mirror and showing them double standards!
NBC is Comcast.
DACA was pushed back despite Trump, only because democrats demanded even more radical and crazy things. If not Trump would have given them something for DACa that was pretty outrageous.
On this one, I am not so sure. Trump might find a liking isolating deplorables this time with democrats.
He is also too busy on Israeli Palestinian peace. This should be of no concern to us. Gun freedom is what is important right now. Trump is choosing the wrong battles and got us looking elsewhere.
Trump is like Lucy with the football and the Democrats are like Charley brown. trump keeps on inviting the democrats to kick there political football and they keep trying thinking that this will be the day that they get to kick the ball only to have trump pull away the ball and reveal that all they are good at is missing the point as trump skillfully moves the ball and the debate in his direction....just wait the democrats are going to try and present a bill truly scary and trump will say no to to it and expose them as the hypocrites they are.
You seem to have missed the entire exercise by a mile.
It was because he emboldened the dumb durbins of the senate that they came out with what would never be accepted.
Theyll do the same with this issue. The volume is off the charts and he just gave them a platform to scream it louder! Its brilliant. At this rate the rank and file dim dem voters will be on team Trump, well ok, thats not realistic but the game is afoot.
I know. LOL
They would have been thrilled if Hillary beat Trump.
Then they could say they told us so.
They are panicked that he is going to follow through and do what he promised.
Well said! Let’s keep our eye on the ball and not allow the noise to let us forget.
* Trump argued against Republicans putting concealed carry reciprocity in the gun control bill for background checks.
* Trump argued in favor of raising the minimum age for buying shotguns and rifles to 21.
* Trump said “take the guns first, go through due process second” in regards to individuals thought by police to be potentially dangerous.
Those are all blue state police lobby gun control efforts, and those are the efforts that Democrats will push as instructed. Let’s get some letters to our members of Congress—exactly what some people are trying to talk us out of by demanding silence and complacency.
I’m not seeing it your way.
The guy demanded too much, because he didn’t want DACA. He managed to confound them. They wanted DACA less then they wanted to block his agenda. He knew it going in.
He didn’t see any danger of them capitulating. They would have offended their base. They weren’t going to do that and he knew it.
Israel, peace, guns...
With this guy, legislation will have to be passed and sent to his desk before I believe much of what the media is peddling.
Shows us the hypocrisy of the fake news media.
Imagine if Trump said all those things about the First Amendment, instead of jumping up and down in delight, they would be livid with outrage.
They’re as nakedly a political interest group as the NRA;except politicians are afraid to cross them.
That’s the difference and they apply relentless pressure to take away once of our fundamental constitutional rights.
I don’t agree with the NRA on everything but I do know why they exist, why they’re so hated and why the work they perform is so valuable.
A society without freedom isn’t a society worth defending.
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