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Trump Claims He Would Have ‘Run In’ And Stop School Shooter ‘Even Without A Gun’

President Donald Trump, a man who avoided serving in the Vietnam War by citing “bone spurs” in his medical examination said on Monday that he would have personally intervened to stop Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, even if he didn’t have a weapon.

“I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon, Trump told a group of state governors gathered at the White House for talks on multiple issues, the USA TODAY reports.

Trump’s comments came as Florida deputies face intense criticism for not acting fast to stop Cruz while he was murdering 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Trump on Friday slammed the Florida sheriff’s deputy who did nothing during the shooting, suggesting the armed officer behaved like a “coward.”

“He trained his whole life. When it came time to get in there and do something, he didn’t have the courage or something happened, but he certainly did a poor job — there’s no question about that,” Trump told reporters.

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