President Trump Gov Inslee

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told President Donald Trump on Monday that "we need a little less tweeting here and a little more listening" on the subject of teachers carrying guns in the classroom nationwide.

On Monday, Florida's Senate approved a bill allowing teachers to carry guns inside schools. Florida's House will vote on a similar bill today (Feb. 27). But other states are pushing back against having a similar bill signed into law by Trump.

"I just suggest we need a little less tweeting here and a little more listening and let's just take (arming teachers) off the table and move forward," Inslee told Trump.

Inslee made his statements during a televised listening session with about 40 governors at the White House on Monday in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting.

Trump told Inslee that his bill would allow a small percentage of teachers to carry guns if they are willing and receive training.

But Inslee countered Trump, saying:

"Whatever percentage it is, speaking as a grandfather, speaking as a governor of the state of Washington, I have listened to the people who would be affected by that. I have listened to the biology teachers and they don't want to do that. I have listened to the first-grade teachers who don't want to be pistol-packing first-grade teachers. I have listened to law enforcement who have said they don't want to have to train teachers as law enforcement agencies, which takes about six months."

Trump has allowed the media into what are usually closed-door meetings with lawmakers and civic and business leaders to discuss gun control and other measures in the wake of the school massacre.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    We've been saying this for the longest already!

  • Wesley

    He is just not qualified to be commander in chief

  • R Smith

    And he stood there with his arms folded like a spoiled kid!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    He should've just stuck with his stupid reality TV show, "business" ventures, and his trips to the tanning salons getting bad tans. This is not a job he was ever equipped for.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    FL. I am not surprised. I have been in the State for a few years & country, good old boy to the "T".

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I wonder if this dumb sumbytch ever even held a gun.

    He dodges the draft cause he got bad feet, but expects Mrs Crabtree to patrol the class packing heat whilst passing out afternoon snacks?

    This is so sad it's laughable.

  • hottlanta

    He was looking like he wanted to kick his azz but he knew he would get his azz whupped. Still laughing how a 5 times fake bone spurs draft dodger was gonna run into a building like Superman. Did yall see where he had the#45 embroidered on his shirt cuffs while fake listening to the kids as if he lost his shirt in kindergarten they know it is his shirt and give it back to him.


    we BEEN saying this. it’s almost comical to think that the so called leader of the free world spends a considerable amount of time on social media bullying people. i have yet to find one redeeming quality about the guy.

  • Vivlyn

    He's such an ass!

  • TooMuchTea

    And did he listen???? No! He was up this am tweeting about Russia and how it’s collusion. Sad

  • Naomi

    I'm convinced he thinks running the country is like a wild west movie lol I mean come on...there's the classic "gun fight" between the cowboys (teachers vs. armed shooters); the "hero" who saves the day (Trump running into a school unarmed and taking down an armed shooter...REALLY?) It's crazy....

  • 5000BlinK

    I do NOT think Teachers should be armed with Guns... especially in High School....Sorry

  • Naomi

    What would happen if all social media was shut down for him?? LOL

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  • JRock

    This imbecile does not have the maturity to listen. What 1 year old does? That soft spot that babies have when they are born never closed in his orange retarded head. Excuse me his orange mentally impaired head.

  • Noirluv45

    He didn't even think he was going to win. He wasn't prepared. He's ill-equipped. He's a horse's behind.

  • hottlanta

    What if a book dropped on the floor. That someone makes a popping sound. The child gonna get shot. Funny how they wanna have a national debate discussing arming the teachers with guns but don't wanna arm their paychecks with more money. Damn shame they gotta use their money to buy supplies.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    If you watch the video the president's body language is very telling. Defensive. Not listening. Trump is pathetic.

  • hottlanta

    See how Dump handle this eagle and he wants to handle someone with a A-15 when he doesn't have a gun.

  • hottlanta

    Lil Hots said no way a lot of kids will be dead

  • TMW

    Must mean Mueller is about to drop another indictment...

  • Safaree’s ?

    Facts! And i'm laughing over here with him saying stating that he would have ran into the building to confront the shooter, meanwhile..

  • 5000BlinK

    I can just imagine so many things that would go wrong if that happened... especially in inner city public schools. Some Teachers click and might feel they had to protect themselves from a student or break up a they may use that gun... or a kid may get a hold of that gun. Stupid Stupid Stupid idea... resource officers should be in every school and be trained to not run away from the gun fire but run towards it

  • 5000BlinK

    Guns go into the Hands of Teachers in my State.... Im pulling all my kids out and home schooling. I really do that already

  • pure_rachet

    Paddling was outlawed decades ago! Now they want to outright kill kids! WTF. Good job candy cane.

  • TMW

    Glad somebody said it to his face.

  • Safaree’s ?

    Lol Smh. He's a chicken hearted mess. Now look at him in this situation we he was rushed at by a civilian. Hopefully he was wearing his Depends..

  • hottlanta

    Saw this on Lawrence O'Donnell last night and he was cold as a blizzard when he showed this. He said he is worrying about not getting his hair wet while his son get's wet and his 3rd wife had to get wet as well and yet this man will protect your child from gunshots when doesn't even protect his son and his 3rd wife from the rain. I was like DAYUM!!

  • Safaree’s ?

    That's what i'm saying. This man is a coward who only cares about himself.

  • Roderick2011

    He would be carried out of the White House in a straightjacket

  • hottlanta

    He grabbed Secret Service for life. He had his suit balled up in his hands.

  • Safaree’s ?

    Lol But yet he's going to enter a school unarmed to confront and stop the shooter. Please.

  • HelloToni

    Well in his defense (No I am not a supported) but he did say it would be a small group of people that are gun adept. So maybe staff members, not necessarily teachers that want to tote a fire arm or who tote firearms anyway they could legally bring their weapons into a school. Individuals that are trained to use weapons. To his point I see schools being an easy target because they are gun free zones. His idea in theory works but not really practical. Why not security guards or marshals.

  • hottlanta

    He is probably trying to think up some lame azz nickname for him and tweet it later. When NK came back with the word "DOTARD" he shut it down. He let him know I ain't gonna be your rocket man no more. I admit it when I saw NK tweet with the word "DOTARD" I said DAYUM he did that. Still waiting on the ultimate tweet that says "Fyck You".

  • Roderick2011

    Why do you keep peddling the lie that schools are gun free zones?

    Lot's of schools have armed guards.

    The killers at Columbine exchanged gunfire with security. The only problem was that the killers' weapons had more firepower than those of the security.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I concur fully! When he was running, a couple of my co-workers and I were discussing how this all seemed like a big game to him. We all said the same thing, he didn't really want to be POTUS. It was about seeing how far he could go.

  • Roderick2011

    I thought you were suspended after yesterday./s

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Twitter would be a much quieter place and he wouldn't have any outlets to continue making a mockery of our country.

  • Noirluv45

    Yep! It was a big game to him. It's so typical of him and his big ego. They said he decided to run after Obama obliterated him in that roast! Yes, he wanted to see how far he wanted to go, but when he got elected, he couldn't believe it.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I thought he was going to have a damn heart attack!

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  • SumthinSweeter

    k... u don't wanna do it then don't. I know plenty of ppl with their CCW's. Some you would least suspect.

  • Kemi

    You’re so right! We have seen videos of teachers getting into a fight/ brawl with a student. What if a teacher decides to pull a gun in self defense. Nope! Ain’t having it.

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  • 5000BlinK

    Sweatheart they are called Resource Officers and they have at least 2 or maybe 3 in every innerCity/Public high schools where I live. They are actual Police Officers that carry weapons and come to work in full gear EVERYDAY. The FL school had 2 Resource (Police) officers in that school when the shooting happened.

  • 5000BlinK

    In Middle schools they have at least 1.... I dont think they have them in Elementary schools...but I thought after Sandy Hook... they would start putting them into elementary schools as well

  • hottlanta

    I know.I am like Dump can't keep me away. Yall dropping serious knowledge today and I promise I won't go of the rails.

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  • Tiffani Jett

    Trumps proposal is utterly ridiculous. Teachers are paid to teach. They are already underpaid and overworked. Now you want to add more stress by asking them to carry a weapon. It's dangerous.

    I agree with Gov. Jay Inslee.

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  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    it's time for many to homeschool ... all I got for this

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Welp, those of yall who have school age kids better get ready......The way they are closing schools left and right the shit is going to be just like that old school movie called "Lean on me" with Morgan Freeman......There will be a private school in each county but the rest will be for those who cant pay for their kids education.... Thank God my kids are almost out of high school. I shake for my future grandkids......

  • RaginB

    Do they get paid more if they decide to carry weapons?....I mean if ima teacher fearing school shootings everyday to where i gotta pack a piece,I’d wanna get paid more

  • hottlanta

    Where was the NRA outrage when that guy got shot when he told the cop he was a registered gun owner. So how many black folks gonna die now at a traffic stop when they tell the cop they are a gun owner and reaching for their permit. All I heard was crickets.

  • Roderick2011

    Trump said that the teachers will get a 'bonus', but resource officer who wussed out was pulling down around $80K.
    I say why bother being a teacher when you can pull down the real bucks by being a damn officer.

  • Vonn

    If you are not a law enforcement officer, you should not have a gun in a school building, period. I can see a pervy teacher committing a crime of passion because they're in an inappropriate relationship with a student or co-worker. Or they didnt get a raise, or one of the other teacher keeps eating his/her lunch. Let the teachers teach, and leave it at that.

  • Jethro

    He probably wasn't a member. ?? sarcasm

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    He needs to listen to the pleas of resign whilst he's planning the 2020 election already ????

  • Roderick2011

    Your boy Uncle Ben Carson is cutting up again.

    HUD employee claims she was demoted after she flagged Ben Carson's $31K furniture purchase

  • Trace da Ace

    “we need a little less tweeting here and a little more listening”
    that comment alone is the truth!