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Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:16 PM

Trump to meet with high school students following Florida shooting

Source: The Hill



BY JORDAN FABIAN - 02/18/18 02:42 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump plans to meet with high school students on Wednesday in the wake of last week’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

The White House announced Sunday that Trump will host a “listening session” with both students and teachers, followed by a similar event Thursday with state and local officials to discuss school safety. No further details were provided.

High school students have been some of the most vocal advocates for new gun laws in response to last Wednesday’s shooting, which left 17 students and staff dead.

Emma Gonzalez, a student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school where the shooting took place, called out Trump during an impassioned speech at a pro-gun control rally Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., roughly 40 miles from where the president is spending the holiday weekend.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/374468-trump-to-meet-with-high-school-students-following-florida-shooting

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Reply Trump to meet with high school students following Florida shooting (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2018 OP
sakabatou Feb 2018 #1
FarPoint Feb 2018 #24
rpannier Feb 2018 #57
world wide wally Feb 2018 #34
BigmanPigman Feb 2018 #45
Wellstone ruled Feb 2018 #2
bettyellen Feb 2018 #4
Wellstone ruled Feb 2018 #8
bettyellen Feb 2018 #11
Wellstone ruled Feb 2018 #17
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2018 #29
lark Feb 2018 #3
Vinca Feb 2018 #6
left-of-center2012 Feb 2018 #15
Stuart G Feb 2018 #22
Jedi Guy Feb 2018 #42
Sophia4 Feb 2018 #52
vlyons Feb 2018 #5
thecrow Feb 2018 #37
keithbvadu2 Feb 2018 #43
DURHAM D Feb 2018 #7
Kingofalldems Feb 2018 #9
FarPoint Feb 2018 #25
poboy2 Feb 2018 #53
FarPoint Feb 2018 #54
crazycatlady Feb 2018 #50
sinkingfeeling Feb 2018 #10
Lotusflower70 Feb 2018 #12
forgotmylogin Feb 2018 #13
jalan48 Feb 2018 #14
djacq Feb 2018 #16
keithbvadu2 Feb 2018 #44
louis-t Feb 2018 #18
lindalou65 Feb 2018 #19
Skittles Feb 2018 #20
HAB911 Feb 2018 #21
rainlillie Feb 2018 #23
LiberalLovinLug Feb 2018 #41
Blue Owl Feb 2018 #26
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2018 #27
Stuart G Feb 2018 #28
Leghorn21 Feb 2018 #33
Leghorn21 Feb 2018 #30
TygrBright Feb 2018 #31
Bleacher Creature Feb 2018 #32
lindysalsagal Feb 2018 #35
world wide wally Feb 2018 #36
kimbutgar Feb 2018 #38
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 2018 #39
uppityperson Feb 2018 #48
oberliner Feb 2018 #40
bluestarone Feb 2018 #46
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 2018 #47
turbinetree Feb 2018 #49
JDC Feb 2018 #51
jmowreader Feb 2018 #55
Demsrule86 Feb 2018 #56
neohippie Feb 2018 #58

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:17 PM

1. Watch as he makes it all about himself, lies and makes outrageous statements

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:00 PM

24. He will cherry pick which students he had present.

I hope they all turn their back on him

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 09:40 AM

57. Reminiscent of dumb-ya and the dwit in Colorado

Only we'll have a high schooler in a red hat, "Mr President I know you've been working hard to make America great again. How can we help you get your message out to other high school students to bring your vision to life. Because we know how hard you work and we wanna help."

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:31 PM

34. He will probably bring worksheets with a map of the US, red and blue crayons, and a list of

Electoral votes for each state.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 07:41 PM

45. The students who spoke so eloquently yesterday are refusing to go since they are

smart and see through his BS. They already had a Town Hall scheduled and invited him and he turned them down. Chicken SHIT! Then he arranged his own "discussion" on the same date on his turf so he could run the show and get the attention. The students know he is an ass and told CNN earlier today what the real story is and time line. They are a zillion times more savvy than he could ever be.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:18 PM

2. So Dingle Berry is spending the week at

his Winter White House.. Very Interesting.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:21 PM

4. Hes found an excuse to get that golfing in.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:26 PM

8. Believe he is in hidding.

Wednesday should get damn ugly in Parkland me thinks. Seems to me there are some Protest Marches in DC this week also.

What a Treasonous POS. He is one scared asshole at this time. Hunch is,on March 1st we see some high level people go out the door.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:29 PM

11. He golfs to make the world go away and stays to be surrounded by die hard supporters

I wish he would just stay there all the time and do less harm.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:37 PM

17. If anyone thinks Donald Trump cares about anything

other than himself,wow,not. The Guy has no Soul!

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:07 PM

29. He's been in recess for 13 months.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:19 PM

3. Such a full blown lie.

drumpf listens to no one but Putin. I'm sure he'll either cancel, make sure the kids are pe-screened and only russian repug nra members allowed, or just tell them how wonderful he is and not listen to them for one minute.

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Response to lark (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:22 PM

6. Exactly. They'll be pre-screened and only cult members will be let in.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:33 PM

15. yep

Expect some parent to praise Trump.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:56 PM

22. My guess you are correct. If there are honest students,not pre screened, who know politics,

and current events, they will tear him apart. I taught 15-19 year olds in high school. Once they feel comfortable, anything goes. They will go after Trump because he represents the rich establishment. The students will not tolerate lies and bullshit.

Trump doesn't know what he is getting into. I wonder what will happen when he loses control..and he will.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 07:11 PM

42. If it were me, I'd suppress my gag reflex and mouth the platitudes so they'd let me in.

Pretend to be one of the Shitler Youth, and then uncork some truly spectacular verbal ass stompage for the cameras. Let his cult see a 15-year-old rip him a new one on live TV. It'd be glorious.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 09:29 PM

52. Right!

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:22 PM

5. He'll screw it up for sure

Go ahead Traitor. Drop your drawers and show your butt - once again.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:39 PM

37. He may listen to them with his tone deaf ears

and them tweet about how bad and mean they were to him and then somehow tie it all to "no collusion with the Russians".
You're right.....he will fuck it up if he even shows up.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 07:28 PM

43. That'll need a wide screen tv.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:23 PM

7. Will they be public or private school students? nt

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:26 PM

9. I'm betting exclusive private school kids.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:02 PM

25. They may not be students ...

Who were there at the school.... Maybe " fake" students or parents who get a payoff...It's a show either way.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #25)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 09:38 PM

53. This thought crossed my mind as well.

 

His own 'crisis actors'. It would not be his first time doing it.

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Response to poboy2 (Reply #53)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 09:41 PM

54. We will be able to sense if that are " planted students"...

tRump is only self serving....we know his motives.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 09:16 PM

50. fundamentalist homeschooled kids

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:27 PM

10. You think he'll invite Emma and David?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:30 PM

12. Or Cameron

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:31 PM

13. Hope he throws out souvenir MAGA hats! (n/t)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:32 PM

14. This should be interesting. How will he handle it when they get in his face?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:34 PM

16. If the Orange Clown doesnt cancel

Might be in a heavy Red District full of Trumpers.
He’ll throw paper towels.
Blame Obama.
Blame Democrats.
Blame Parents.
Blame Teachers.
Blame Students.
He’ll have foot-to-mouth disease.
Play his BS shtick and promise the rainbow.
The Orange Clown does not do well in a challenged setting.

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Response to djacq (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 07:30 PM

44. Action man

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:44 PM

18. I hope they scream at him until his eyeballs spin

and he leaves the room.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:46 PM

19. Trump meeting with high school students

I hope those students "sock it to him" and pull out all the stops-- not give Trump an inch! If it is a "listening session," we will see how well he will listen....LOL!




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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:50 PM

20. Trump, listening

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:51 PM

21. I hope those kids shove it up his ass

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:57 PM

23. What high school?

I bet most if not all will be Trump supporters. There's no way they're going to let him walk into a hostile environment.

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Response to rainlillie (Reply #23)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 07:04 PM

41. This is what I was thinking

He'll meet with a chapter of Republican Teens for Trump or some such group within a very red district high school. Then have his team of traveling professional clappers in the audience to help him out.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:04 PM

26. He's already got his tin ear in the golf bag

n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:05 PM

27. They're smart enough not to take any crap from him.

Our Congress critters could learn a thing or two from them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:06 PM

28. If these students are not pre-screened for allegance to Trump, and they are intelligent and,

well read, then they will tear him apart.--his position non withstanding..

If these students are told what to say to Trump, and they are told how to talk to the "President" and they follow their directions, .........................then...........................
it will be just another photo-shoot for Trump. And he will brag about what a great guy he is since he met with the high school students.

If they do not follow the given directions and take off on their own, and speak the truth, then you will see Mr Trump lose it in ways we have not seen before. He will have to leave in the middle of the program.. It took me years of teaching high school to figure out how to respond honestly and directly to difficult questions the students ask and respond with to what I said.

Trump thinks he can control the game, but if the rules are fair, he has lost just by agreeing to play. The students are smarter than him. Take it from someone who has been there.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #28)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:15 PM

33. Thanks, Stuart, for your excellent post here.

I confess I am a bit nervous about the security of The Kids...will there be hundreds/thousands of students marching, at least near the site? Will great hordes of LE be on hand as well? I should think so..

Other than that, bring it ON, my darling children!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:10 PM

30. Holy shit. Well, okay then.

Be safe, My Children


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:14 PM

31. I don't think this is a good idea. Just sayin'... n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:15 PM

32. Will they pre-screen the students?? NT

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:36 PM

35. It'll be no cameras, and pre-scripted . He'll get a photo on the way out and throw paper towels at t

Melania will wear plaid skirt and knee socks and carry pom poms, her hair in a pony tail, chewing gum.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:36 PM

36. I hope they start chanting "we call BS"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:49 PM

38. Or it might be cancelled at the last minute if Mueller decides to indict more people in his circle

Gates did plead guilty today.

If it is Pre screened students, the protests outside will be loud and boisterous and audible inside.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 05:49 PM

39. It will be a "listening session"

He'll talk. They'll listen.

How could it be any other way? It's always about him.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #39)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 08:32 PM

48. That was my first thought also. He'll do the talking, expect them to listen

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 06:11 PM

40. It will be a pre-selected group of pro-Trump students

That's my prediction.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 07:48 PM

46. they (the repubs) feel the pressure they feel the movement!!!

that's the ONLY reason behind this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The kids are smart they won't let there movement become weak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 08:30 PM

47. Not to be overly suspicious, but the article doesn't say the students are from Parkland School

It just says he's going to meet with high school students and teachers. It doesn't specifically say which school or schools they attend, or who or how many will be selected to be in the group. Given this WH's tendency to distort (lie), I can't believe it's going to Parkland HS students. No matter the case, I am sure the participants will be carefully vetted to ensure their loyalties are pro-Trump (look at parents' party affiliation) and they're sufficiently cowed by being in the presence of the Great One Himself that they won't challenge him (i.e., don't let any seniors in the room -- limit it to freshmen). Actually, I think his "listening session" will involve the students and teachers listening while Donnie Two Scoops goes on and on about how it's Obama's fault the attack occurred, and if the FBI hadn't been wasting time with the fake Russia investigation, "No collusion!", they would have been protected.

I would pay to see a one-on-one conversation with IQ45 and Emma Gonzalez.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 08:53 PM

49. A fucking "listening" session...................

I hope that not one teacher or student shows up, and he is just sitting there like a fucking lump that he is.................
and if some show up ask this fucking pin head why he said this..........................and show's him the video of what he said on a platform, so this narcissistic malignant psychopathic asshole head can explode.................FUCK HIM





And then ask, Why did you say that, do you ever think what would happen to kids ?......................Are you that fucking stupid.................I think so, and then say your not my president you trhink its just fine and dandy to stand in fifth avenue and shoot someone.....................and you lost the popular vote and watch his head explode...............he has no business being on the same ground as these teachers and students




November 2018 cannot get here fast enough


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 09:27 PM

51. Not Parkland students, students/teachers of his choice.

Lots of thanks and appreciation for making America great again I'm sure.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 09:51 PM

55. There's no way they'd let Emma Gonzalez in there with him

First she'd tell him, "you piece of shit, this is all your fault! The first thing you did after your inauguration was repeal the Obama-era policy that would have kept Nikolas Cruz from buying a gun in the first place! If it wasn't for you, this wouldn't have happened at all!"

And then she'd punch him right in the mouth.

I can see the trial afterward..."Emma Gonzalez, you have been found guilty of punching Donald Trump in the mouth. I hereby sentence you to never punch Donald Trump in the mouth again."
'Yes, Your Honor...does this mean I can't punch him in the balls, the head or the gut?'
"This court has no opinion on hypothetical situations."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 09:01 AM

56. He made it the same time as the kids who were in the shooting CNN Town hall

Wants to keep people from watching.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 09:48 AM

58. Let's hope they discuss his cuts to programs

Trump has proposed to cut funds to programs that fund crime prevention in schools as well as money to help schools and students address tragedies like school shootings etc.

He is also cutting funds for special needs programs at schools counseling etc...

Let's hope some folks bring up Trumps budget how he doesn't put his money where his mouth is when he shows up

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