Trump says McConnell is ‘totally on board’ with background checks

Trump says McConnell is ‘totally on board’ with background checks


-The NRA has been
a strong support, an ally, of yours dating all
the way back to the campaign. Can you take a position with
the NRA on background checks? -I think I could,
but I don’t think I’ll be there. I have a great relationship
with the NRA. They supported me very early, and that’s been
a great decision they made. We have Justice Kavanaugh,
we have Justice Gorsuch, and they feel very strongly
about the Second Amendment. The NRA’s made a great decision
in supporting me, and nobody else would have
won aside from everything else. I have a very good relationship. I’ll change it. I have a great relationship
with the NRA. I have a lot of respect
for the people at the NRA, and I already have spoken
to them on numerous occasion —
numerous occasions. And, frankly, we need intelligent
background checks, okay? This isn’t a question of NRA,
Republican or Democrat. I will tell you, I spoke to
Mitch McConnell yesterday. He’s totally on board. He said, “I’ve been waiting
for your call.” He is totally on board. I spoke to senators that — in some cases,
friends of mine — but pretty hardline senators. Hardline —
and, when I say that, I say that in a positive way. Hardline
on the Second Amendment. And then understand. We don’t want insane people,
mentally ill people, bad people,
dangerous people. We don’t want guns in the hands
of the wrong people. I think that the Republicans
are going to be great and lead the charge along
with the Democrats. -When you talked
to Wayne LaPierre — you talked to him
several times — did he warn you
that background checks could cost you politically,
and did you say to him, “Forget politics,
we have to do something now.” -No.
No. I had a good talk with Wayne,
and I like Wayne and, you know, as they know,
they supported me very early, far earlier than anybody
thought possible, especially me not being
a politician. That support has paid off. We now have two Supreme Court
justices that are phenomenal, Kavanaugh and Gorsuch. And, I mean,
they’re phenomenal people, and they’re big believers
in the Second Amendment, which Wayne is, also,
which I am. I mean, there’s been
no president that feels more strongly about the Second Amendment
than I do. However, we need meaningful
background checks so that sick people
don’t get guns. I think, in the end —
I think, in the end, Wayne and the NRA
will either be there or maybe will be
a little bit more neutral, and that would be okay, too. Look, look, the NRA has,
over the years, taken a very, very tough stance
on everything, and I understand it. You know, it’s a slippery slope. They think you approve
one thing, and that leads
to a lot of bad things. I don’t agree with that.
I think we can do meaningful — very meaningful —
background checks. I want to see it happen. So I’ve got a lot of support, and I also have the support of
other people on the other side, and I think the Democrats
and Republicans have a chance to really
come together.

79 comments

  1. If Trump had a Pinocchio nose,
    he could fix many woes,
    it would be so big and long,
    he could lay it along,
    the entire border as a wall that blows.

  2. Here's the thing about Spanky and Moscow mitch: as soon as they get push-back from the NRA they will both fold like origami cranes.
    WEAK.

  3. As America becomes a killing field, here are the top recipients of donations from the NRA:

    Richard Burr (R-NC) Senate $6.9M
    Roy Blunt (R-MO) Senate $4.5M
    Thom Tillis (R-NC) Senate $4.4M
    Cory Gardner (R-MO) Senate $3.8M
    Marco Rubio (R-FL) Senate $3.3M
    Joni Ernst (R-IA) Senate $3.1M
    Rob Portman (R-OH) Senate $3M
    Todd Young (R-IN) Senate $2.8M
    Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Senate $2.8M
    Mitch McConnell(R-KY) Senate $1.2M
    Cruz, Ted (R-TX) Senate $309,021
    McSally, Martha (R-AZ) House $227,928
    Scalise, Steve (R-LA) House $132,831
    Nunes, Devin (R-CA) House $95,093
    Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN) House $85,168
    Heller, Dean (R-NV) Senate $76,713
    James, John (R-MI) Senate $75,099
    Ryan, Paul (R-WI) House $65,347
    Scott, Rick (R-FL) Senate $61,752
    Hawley, Josh (R-MO) Senate $59,760

    Aug 8, 2019: Trump spoke with NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre during Dayton, El Paso trip, who has an opposition on gun background checks. Trump is also hearing opposition from aides about a House Democratic background Check Bill currently being blocked by Mitch McConnell in Congress.

    Feb. 28, 2017: Trump signed a bill into law rolling back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental illness to purchase guns. The Obama-era measure included people receiving Social Security checks for mental illnesses people deemed unfit to handle their own financial affairs to the national background check database.

    Rep. Tim Ryan said "We passed in the House of Representatives a few weeks back background checks (H.R. 8: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 and H.R. 1112 Bipartisan Background Checks Act) a basic step that 90 percent of the American people support. And the Republicans need to quite frankly, get their s*** together and stop pandering to the NRA, because people are getting killed.

  4. GREATEST president ever.
    Dems are the real racists. Trump will win by a landslide with all the msm lying and smearing trump

  5. Liberals> universal background checks
    <what about citizenship checks or voter ID?
    Liberals: reeeerereeereeeeeeeeee

  6. Born and raised in America and I have to go down to the DMV and bring by 3 forms of proof that I am legal so I can get a REAL ID stamp in my LIC. Meanwhile illegal immigrants pour over the boarder and live off my pay check. Democrats are insane.

  7. Some helpful information
    Over a thousand people a day are dying from smoking cigarettes and a little over a hundred people a day are injured or killed by gun violence
    Hard to believe the government actually cares about saving people when you see that.

  8. Half of the NRA would just buried their firearms in trailer parks. They want to disarm minorities…..background check when most of the craziest mass shooters had middle class families to seal their background.

  9. Making guns more restrictive didn't make Chicago safer. Outlawing guns didn't do Mexico any favors either.

  10. It don’t matter. There will always be shootings. St. Louis has worse than that every night. Go Trump!!!!!!!

  11. All he is doing is everything deflect question and keep saying hes chum with NRA because they funded his campaigns and endorsed him since the beginning.

  12. So making a hand gun or an ar-15 is pretty simple these days if you put your mind to it, you can easily manufacture your own semi automatic rifle or hand gun. The blue prints are readily available to any person accessing the internet, a 3D printer can easily make each and every big or little part to them as well, with precision) but hey I’m sure glad these criminals will run their own background checks before exploring their wide variety of options concerning firearms lol. No amount of gun legislation will do even an ounce of good. Mass shooting and gun violence starts and ends with Mental health.. and it’s simply just cut and dry like that.

  13. Wouldnt work anyway. How would this have helped? We would need a national red flag database. Then theres constitutional issuess. We cant force healthcare on anyone. The mentally ill dont understand help.

  14. Trump has an outstanding opportunity to do the morally right thing here to stand up to the NRA and assist in passing common-sense gun legislation. Background checks for firearm sales should be in-depth and exhaustive. We will see what, if anything, becomes of this!

  15. President Trump needs to stop trying to placate unhinged democrats, they're like spoiled dogs that will bite the hand that feeds them.

  16. The right is mad at Trump for stepping on the constitution to appease the hysterical mob, the left is mad at Trump for being Trump.

  17. dem gun haters demand background checks to keep guns away from dangerous people. Why not keep dangerous people in prison?

  18. Liberals refuse to acknowledge the real cause of all violence, gun or otherwise. It is the systematic devaluation of human life, caused by the progressive movement over the past decades. Eg. Abortion activists valuing convenience over human life. Eg. Hollywood movies like The Hunt, and many more. The Devaluation of fatherhood. Violent video games. The shooters were noted to have expressions of amusement, not anger!! They were simply enacting a video game experience. I suppose after the recent knife attacks, we will want background checks on cuttlery purchases.

  19. HELL.. NOTHING NEW HERE!!!😏😏😏 IRONIC HUH… COMING FRM 2 CRIMINAL'S THAT NEEDED AN EXTREMELY, IN-DEPTH, BACKGROUND CHECKS!!!😒😒😒
    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  20. A NATION WITHOUT GUNS… IS A SITTING DUCK FOR THE ENEMY!!! There will always be a few mentality I'll people unfortunately!!

  21. Just go golfing you orange baboon .seems when your golfing you are at least not doing the country more harm and division. Anyone that supports his dementia fueled crap must be the ones that the opioid problem are effecting across the nation? Would explain their treasonous act of supporting such a joke of a leader. Hold another rally for your base so we can hear some more of stable genius rhetoric and clan chats. You red hat morons support LOWERED EXPECTATIONS and that's what the nation is getting. "2020" lets put an American back in the Whitehouse and take out the trump family clan that has snuck in thru the backdoor and thinks that their homesteading it.

  22. We don’t want to see sick people driving cars or walking inside skyscrapers or going on hikes where there’s cliffs or making their dinner with knives or have any sort of blunt objects in their house that could be a potential harm and then on top of that we’re not going to account for all the situations were guns prevent negative occurrences from happening come on people it’s not that hard of a concept OK OK maybe you don’t have to own a gun but u sure as heck should know how to clean one and fire one before making laws go to a arrange get some class training and should be school required universally Learn the basics Of responsible active self protection and gun ownership And that’s including all those who are against gun understand thoroughly what the heck you’re talking about or are you sound like someone with little understanding

  23. Ya because criminals will submit to a background check before buying a gun. Laws are for law abiding citizens and not criminals and politicians

  24. It's not safe where democrats run things. It Trumps fault? LOL
    You are that stupid. Maybe you should elect some smarter things like feral cats.

  25. Stupid is going to destroy us. Then the country will be an empty playground for the elites with their armed guards and walled compounds.

  26. Mconell calls BS on Dumbass donald putting words in his mouth that he never said. This buffoon Dumbass donald is such a lying racist scumbag

  27. This male is saying nothing.
    This organization is above the laws.
    Profit over HUMAN, right?
    LORD give your PEOPLE strength and keep US strong against the evil.
    LORD open our eyes to see the truth about:
    The base: NRA, kkk, dem, rep, Sentor, ALL these agencies.
    BALL OF FIRE

  28. White Supremacist Terrorism is No.1 on the FBI list. Al-Qeada hates the US so they terrorize the US. White Supremacist hates blacks, browns, muslims, and jews, so they terrorize them. Whats the difference? So why is Chump blaming mental illness, video games, and even Hollywood for white supremacist attacks instead of labelling them a terrorist group.

  29. If the Black Panthers started marching with AR-15s, Moscow Mitch would be calling for reinstituting the assault weapons ban in a hot minute, and the NRA would say absolutely nothing about it…

  30. That's not what Americans want to hear ,we want to hear about rewriting the 2nd amendment to fit these modern times . vote NAZIDON out of office !!!!

  31. Trump and McConnell remind me of a Mayor and a Fire Chief who are trying to put restrictions on their fire trucks while there is an arsonist on the loose in their town.
    Politically placating mentally aberrant hoplophobes is never a good policy with sane voters.

  32. FACT..  All Democrats REALLY ONLY care about is raising campaign cash off of tragedy. They know gun control has no hope of passing, so it’s all about the Benjamin’s.  That's why, demoKKKrats LOVE mass shootings!! It helps push their Political Agenda. }} Gun Confiscation is their Goal.. the gun Grabbers HATE Our 2nd Amendment and want to remove it. THAT'S THE GOAL… They don't wanna help solve the real problem, they only want to tear down America.

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