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Gov. Greg Abbott Has 'Robust Meetings' With Trump

(Fox News' "Fox & Friends")

By    |   Tuesday, 27 February 2018 01:51 PM

Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, detailed the topics he and other governors debated with President Donald Trump at the White House.

"Several things happened other than what you saw on television," Abbott told Tuesday's Fox News "Fox & Friends."

"We had very robust meetings, that is talking about the economy and job growth. Listen, job growth is something that every state is concerned about. The president is focused on delivering more job growth, and he gave us a great prognostication what to expect in the coming year," he continued.

"Importantly, we talked about something that all Americans are very, very concerned about, and that is trying to bend the cost curve of the spiraling cost of healthcare. We have to deliver better access to healthcare at a lower cost. And of course we talked about the very robust infrastructure program that the president is going to be unveiling with Congress here really soon, talking about ways that the states can get plugged into this, to improve our infrastructures across the entire country."

During the meeting Monday, Trump asked Abbott to explain the school marshal program in his state, which allows teachers and other faculty members to carry guns in schools.

"The president then pivoted and asked about a contrasting point of view, and that is what we do in Texas," Abbott said.

"It's important to understand that not one-size-fits-all when it comes to the approach to addressing this issue. Texas is maybe different than Washington state, and even parts of Texas are different than other parts of Texas," the governor added. "But in Texas we do have a robust program of allowing, but not requiring, teachers to be authorized to carry guns in schools. It's not just teachers, it could be coaches or administrators or others.

"That is called our school marshal program, where people, persons who work in schools, will be authorized to carry. Sometimes it will be notified in front of a school, when a school puts up a billboard saying that teachers are armed, don't harm any kid on this campus. Other times it's more concealed."

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