WaEx: President Trump reportedly told NRA chief Wayne LaPierre that he no longer supported additional background check legislation.
The comments, which were reported by the Atlantic on Tuesday, provide a stark contrast from statements the president made in the aftermath of two mass shootings that left over 30 people dead in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
“He was cementing his stance that we already have background checks and that he’s not waffling on this anymore,” a person familiar with Trump and LaPierre’s conversation said. “He doesn’t want to pursue it.” Trump also said that he wanted to “increase funding” for mental healthcare. more here