Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Trump presses for teachers to carry concealed weapons as part of plans to deter school shootings

1:38 pm Feb. 22, 2018

With political pressure for action in the wake of last week’s mass school shooting in Florida, President Donald Trump on Thursday said he supports the idea of allowing some teachers to carry concealed weapons in schools, proposing that those teachers get bonuses for helping with security improvements to deter school shootings in the future.

“What I would recommend doing, is that the people who do carry (a weapon), we give them

Trump backs arming “highly trained teachers” over school guards to deter future school shootings

7:00 am Feb. 22, 2018

A day after an emotional meeting with parents and family members to discuss the threat of school shootings in the United States, President Donald Trump on Thursday signaled his strong support for the idea of allowing some teachers and administrators to carry a firearm at schools, in order to form a first line of defense, as the President also backed an end to the sale of bump stocks, and raising

Trump searches for answers amid wrenching stories from Florida school shooting

4:54 pm Feb. 21, 2018

Hearing from parents and students who lost friends and family members in last week’s school shooting in Florida, President Donald Trump said it was time for the nation to work together to better safeguard schools, as he advocated stronger security, including the possibility of allowing teachers and administrators to carry concealed weapons during the school day.

“It’s very difficult, it’s very complex, but we’ll find a solution,” the President said as

While Trump backs bipartisan gun bill, there’s no guarantee of action in Congress on guns

9:53 pm Feb. 19, 2018

The White House on Monday signaled that President Donald Trump is willing to back at least one bipartisan measure to strengthen the national instant check system for those who buy firearms, as Democrats in the House and Senate continued to argue that action by the Congress on gun violence is long overdue.

“While discussions are ongoing and revisions are being considered, the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal

After latest indictments, President Trump vents on Twitter about Russia investigation

8:01 am Feb. 18, 2018

In the wake of a fresh round of indictments in the wide-ranging investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign, President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday and Sunday to repeatedly express his frustration with the probe, again proclaiming his innocence, attacking his critics, and demanding attention instead on actions of the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton.

“I never said Russia did not meddle in the election,” the President