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Sarah Huckabee Sanders gets annoyed when asked what Trump is doing about guns in schools

In the wake of a shooting in a Kentucky high school that left two teenagers dead and more than a dozen injured — the 11th school shooting of 2018 — the White House indicated it has no desire to talk about shootings at all.

On Wednesday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked what the White House is doing to prevent mass shootings.

“First and foremost, to recognize that any loss of life is incredibly sad, and any shooting at any school across this country is something that should never happen,” Sanders said. “Students fearing for their lives while they’re attempting to get an education is unacceptable, certainly in this administration and by this administration.”

That answer didn’t sit well with reporters, who wanted to know if and when the White House would do something about the continued gun violence. After more than 50 people were killed in an October mass shooting in Las Vegas, the White House said that gun restrictions were part of a policy discussion “that we can talk about in the coming days.”

“Look, I just read off a lot of the things that he’s doing,” an annoyed Sanders responded.

When a reporter pushed back, saying that Trump has been silent on the shooting, Sanders accused the reporter of being “complicit.”

Source: Salon: in-depth news, politics, business, technology & culture > Politics

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