Last week, a gunman opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 students and faculty members. The shooting, which was the latest mass shooting in America and one of the most deadly in history, left many people traumatized.

President Trump's phone call with a survivor of the tragic Parkland school shooting left the student angry and discontented, instead of comfortable and reassured. She said her conversation with the president “didn't make me feel better in the slightest.”

Samantha Fuentes, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who was shot in both of her legs during the attack, said, “He said he heard I was a big fan of his, and then he said, ‘I'm a big fan of yours, too.'”

“I'm pretty sure he made that up,” she continued. “Talking to the president, I've never been so unimpressed by a person in all my life. He didn't make me feel better in the slightest.”

Fuentes also told press that Trump had called the gunman a “sick puppy” and said, “‘oh boy, oh boy, oh boy,’ like, seven times.”

Fuentes' phone call with the president was part of his attempts to connect with the survivors. Prior to the call, Trump attended a listening session that was held at the White House on Wednesday. Survivors, as well as their parents, joined with Trump to discuss the shooting.

During the meeting, Trump was observed holding a handwritten note that featured talking points that should be addressed during the meeting, which included one that read, “I hear you.”

Survivors have been rallying and demanding gun control since the shooting. Students have confronted the president, Marco Rubio, and NRA spokesperson, and many more politicians.

“We’re going to be very strong on background checks,” Trump said Wednesday. “There are many ideas I have, there are many ideas that other people have, and we’re going to pick out the strongest ideas, the most important ideas.”

“It’s not going to be talk like it has been in the past,” he added.

He seemed to flip shortly after when he announced that we should consider posting armed teachers at schools. After some criticism, he stated on Twitter that he never said ‘give teachers guns' ” before stating that we should give “gun adept” teachers guns.

The White House is still considering its options to deal with mitigating these shootings.

 

 

H/T: The Hill