Hillary Clinton spoke at the Trayvon Martin Foundation’s “Circle of Mothers” dinner in Florida today.
She slammed Donald Trump and the NRA.
Hillary told the foundation Trump wanted “more kids at risk of violence and bigotry.”
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Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump’s proposals on firearms Saturday as dangerous for America’s children, just one day after the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee garnered the endorsement of the National Rifle Association.
“Donald Trump said that in his very first hour as president, heaven forbid, he would overturn President [Barack] Obama’s actions to strengthen background checks,” Clinton said, speaking at the Trayvon Martin Foundation’s “Circle of Mothers” dinner in Fort Lauderdale. “Then, Mr. Trump went further. He said that also on his first day in office he’d mandate that every school in America allow guns in classrooms. Every school, he said. That idea isn’t just way out there, it’s dangerous.”
Clinton said that schools “should have the right to keep guns out of classrooms, just like Donald Trump does at many of his hotels.”
Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, founded the Circle of Mothers to bring together women who have lost children to gun violence. Fulton, a Clinton supporter, has campaigned for her throughout the primary season and, ahead of the event, Clinton met privately with 60 mothers who, like Fulton, have suffered the loss of a family member.
“If you want to imagine what Trump’s America will look like, picture more kids at risk of violence and bigotry,” she said. “Picture more anger and fear. Ask any of the mothers here tonight if they want to live in that kind of America.”