Fox News host Shepard Smith slammed President Donald Trump on Monday for contradicting his vow to raise age restrictions on buying guns.
Last month, Trump pushed raising the age limit for purchasing semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21, even without support from the National Rifle Association. But it didn’t take long for him to backtrack on that.
Trump tweeted on Monday that the White House would support gun control measures approved by the NRA but not changing age limits. He tweeted there’s “not much political support” on the age issue.
Very strong improvement and strengthening of background checks will be fully backed by White House. Legislation moving forward. Bump Stocks will soon be out. Highly trained expert teachers will be allowed to conceal carry, subject to State Law. Armed guards OK, deterrent!…….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2018
….On 18 to 21 Age Limits, watching court cases and rulings before acting. States are making this decision. Things are moving rapidly on this, but not much political support (to put it mildly).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2018
“That’s not true,” Smith said. “It’s just not factually accurate. There is broad-based support for raising the gun age limit.”
“The president told the kids at Parkland, ‘I’ll go strong on this, I’ll work on this age thing,’” Smith said. “He came up to the general public and said to the Congress, ‘Oh, the NRA has a lot of pressure on you, has a lot of effect on you, but not on me so much.’ And then he met with the NRA.”
H/T Huffington Post