“President Donald Trump again on Monday criticized Florida law enforcement officers who did not enter the Parkland high school where a 19-year-old gunman killed 17 people earlier this month.
“I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,” the president told a group of Republican and Democratic governors during a summit on a range of issues at the White House. He called it “disgusting” that a handful of officers who responded to the shooting quickly did not immediately storm the school.
Trump on Friday called Scot Peterson — the deputy assigned to the school who has since resigned — a “coward.”
Three days later, he said all the officers who remained outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while Nikolas Cruz repeatedly fired his AR-15 semiautomatic rifle “weren’t exactly Medal of Honor winners.”