Even as his administration faces critique for unwell to act to revoke gun violence, President Donald Trump has done a show of trying to listen to the victims of the new Parkland sharpened and demonstrate care for their experiences.
It didn’t work.
In an talk with the New YorkTimes, one survivor, Samanta Fuentes, pronounced that she was indifferent by Trump’s efforts at consolation. She was shot in both her legs, and the boss called her while she was in the hospital.
“Talking to the president, I’ve never been so unimpressed by a person in my life,” she told the paper. “He didn’t make me feel better in the slightest.”
She also noted, “He pronounced he listened that we was a big fan of his, and then he said, ‘I’m a big fan of yours too.’ I’m flattering certain he done that up.”
Another student, Samuel Zeif, was perturbed when he schooled that the boss had created down records about how to respond to the students’ experiences.
“Everything we pronounced was directly from the heart, and he had to write down ‘I hear you,’” Zeif told the Times. “Half the time during that meeting, his arms were crossed — we kept wanting to say, ‘Mr. President, uncross your arms.’ To me, that is the general sign for closemindedness; it’s really just a big ‘no.’”
Andrew Pollack, a father of one of the students who was killed, did contend that he appreciated the president’s words.
“He showed us zero but love,” Pollack said.
The disastrous impressions some of the survivors felt is suggestive of the knowledge of Myeisha Johnson, whose husband was killed while portion in the Army. Johnson pronounced that when she got a upraise call, the boss struggled to remember the name of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson. She pronounced it done her dissapoint and cry even more.
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