The president also criticized several other deputies who failed to immediately enter the school grounds and told the governors that the authorities’ performance “was really a disgrace,” NBC News reported.
Trump said he had lunch with NRA leaders Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox over the weekend and said they “want to do something,” NBC News reported.
“Don’t worry about the NRA, they're on our side,” Trump said. “Half of you are so afraid of the NRA, there's nothing to be afraid of.
“And you know what, if they're not with you, we have to fight them every once in a while. That’s OK. They're doing what they think is right. … But sometimes we’re gonna have to be very tough and we're gonna have to fight them.”
The president also said that bump stocks would be banned, either by Congress or by executive action,” ABC News reported.
"By the way, bump stocks, we’re writing that out. I'm writing that out myself,” Trump said. “I don't care if Congress does it or not, I'm writing it out myself, OK? You put it into the machine gun category, which is what it is, it becomes essentially a machine gun.”