Samuel L. Jackson has shown his disdain for Donald Trump‘s call for teachers to be armed in schools.
The US president has backed the NRA’s controversial call for teachers to be armed, saying that if ’10-20%’ of teachers in schools had guns, it would deter future shooters.
Trump spoke at a School Safety Roundtable following the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on 14 February, where former student Nikolas Cruz killed 17 pupils and teachers.
Today, it was my great honor to host a School Safety Roundtable at the @WhiteHouse with State and local leaders, law enforcement officers, and education officials.
There is nothing more important than protecting our children. They deserve to be safe, and we will deliver! pic.twitter.com/WhC2AxgWXO
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2018
The president also addressed the issue at the CPAC 2018 conference in Maryland on Friday (23 February).
“These teachers love their students and these teachers are talented with weaponry and with guns, and they feel safe,” the president said.
“I’d rather have somebody that loves their students and wants to protect their students than somebody that stands outside that doesn’t know anybody and doesn’t know the students and frankly – for whatever reason – decided not to go in even though he heard lots of shots being fired inside…
“You would have a lot, and you would tell people it’s inside. And the beauty is it’s concealed, unless they needed it. It’s concealed! So this crazy man that walked in wouldn’t even know who it is that has it, that’s good. It’s not bad – that’s good. And a teacher would’ve shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened.”
Samuel L. Jackson made his view clear, tweeting: ‘Can someone that’s been in a Gunfight tell that Muthafukka that’s Never been in a Gunfight, the flaws of his Arm The Teachers plan??!!’
Can someone that’s been in a Gunfight tell that Muthafukka that’s Never been in a Gunfight, the flaws of his Arm The Teachers plan??!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) February 23, 2018
This isn’t the first time that Jackson has shown his disdain for Trump.
The pair were involved in a Twitter feud back in 2016 over a game of golf, when the actor accused one of Trump’s golf clubs of signing him up to a membership he didn’t ask for.
Trump then responded, saying he didn’t know Jackson and calling him ‘boring’.
Meanwhile, Trump recently hit out at Jay-Z after the rapper appeared on CNN and spoke out about black unemployment.