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Parkland Father: Trump is More Interested in ‘Selling Guns' Than Solving Shooting Epidemic


Added 08-21-19 04:34:02pm EST - “"We have a president that is more concerned about selling guns from the gun manufacturers."” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Parkland Victim's Father Manuel Oliver: Trump is Only Interested in 'Selling Guns'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The father of Parkland shooting victim Joaquin Oliver appeared on CNN Wednesday to call out President Donald Trump for his inaction on gun control and recent flip flopping on universal background checks.

Manuel Oliver, who launched an organization, Change The Ref, aimed at opposing the National Rifle Association after his son was killed during the 2018 mass shooting in Florida, happened to be in El Paso, Texas several weeks ago when a white supremacist gunned down 22 people in a Walmart.

“I was not surprised when I got the news,” Oliver said of the El Paso attack. “I’m glad that I was able to be there and somehow talk to members of the community.”

As for Trump turning back on his comments about pursuing increased background checks — a pivot he reportedly made while reassuring NRA chief Wayne LaPierre that gun laws won’t be changed — Oliver was similarly unsurprised.

“I don’t trust Donald Trump as a person who can do anything about this. I don’t think he’s concerned enough. he goes back and forward since before I lost my son Joaquin,” Oliver said.

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