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Broward County Vice Mayor Calls Trump 'a Hypocrite'

Broward County Vice Mayor Calls Trump 'a Hypocrite'
(AP)

By    |   Friday, 16 February 2018 01:13 PM

A political leader in Broward County, Florida called President Donald Trump "a hypocrite" for his plans to visit with grieving families in the wake of Wednesday's high school shooting massacre.

"Him coming here, to me, is absurd. Him coming here is absolutely absurd, and he's a hypocrite," Broward County Vice Mayor Mark Bogen, a Democrat, told CNN.

"How can you come here and talk about how horrible it is when you support these [gun] laws? And what's most interesting, what I just learned is one year ago this month, the president reversed a rule banning mentally ill people from purchasing a gun. So President Trump, based on his actions, allows mentally ill people to purchase guns, when over a year ago they could not."

Bogen said Trump has no business visiting the area to express his sorrow for the shooting that resulted in 17 deaths, including 14 students. A former student with a history of mental illness and an apparent obsession with guns and violence was arrested and charged with the crime.

"This is a man who supports teenagers and other people to buy assault weapons and to have these type of weapons, and then comes down here and wants to act as though this is horrible and this shouldn't happen, but he goes back to Washington and supports it," Bogen said. "It's hypocrisy. It's absolute hypocrisy."

Trump tweeted Friday morning that he would visit Florida "to meet with some of the bravest people on Earth — but people whose lives have been totally shattered."

According to the White House schedule, Trump and First Lady Melania were scheduled to depart Joint Base Andrews for Florida at 3:20 p.m.

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A political leader in Broward County, Florida called President Donald Trump "a hypocrite" for his plans to visit with grieving families in the wake of Wednesday's high school shooting massacre."Him coming here, to me, is absurd. Him coming here is absolutely absurd, and...
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