Monday, 24 September, 2018

White House: Take Trump's priorities seriously, not his comments

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders points as she begins to take questions from the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House Thursday Oct. 5 2017 Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP
Melinda Barton | 09 October, 2017, 15:52

"Right now our focus, as we've said over the past couple of days, has been on healing and uniting the country", Sanders said.

Amodei said Trump sounded open to looking at the issue. "We certainly welcome that, would like to be part of that conversation and we would like to see a clear understanding of the facts".

Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican added his voice to a growing chorus of leading Republicans showing a surprising willingness to take a step, however narrow, in the direction of regulating guns in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre. He said that the shooting in Las Vegas, where the shooter appeared to modify several weapons with bump stocks to fire rounds more quickly, demonstrated that these devices, are in his opinion at the "outer limits of what the law allows, in this case something that we strongly believe should be illegal". "And we're not going to announce what actions we'll be taking until that moment comes". Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced a bill Wednesday to ban the devices, and a companion measure has been introduced in the House.

The NRA had begun talking with lawmakers behind the scenes.

Cornyn said as a hunter and sportsman he doesn't understand the use of the bump stock and wants to have a hearing on it.

Her defense of the president came in response to a question about Republican Senator Bob Corker's assertion that Trump's chief of staff and secretaries of state and defense "help separate our country from chaos". In an interview on MSNBC, he said "clearly that's something we need to look into".

Sorry, Hamburg, but you just got punked.

If you're wondering whether President Donald Trump's long history of misconduct with women, most notable his boast about serial sexual assault, had anything to do with Sanders's silence, perhaps it would be instructive to look back at how the allegedly God-fearing flack reacted to that revelation at the time.

Ahead of a dinner with senior military leaders at the White House Thursday evening, Trump responded to questions about possibly restricting bump-stock sales.