'Five Deferments!': Late-Night Hosts Mock Trump for Saying He Would Have Tried to Stop School Shooter
President Donald Trump was mocked by late-night hosts Monday after he claimed he would have run into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, even if he was unarmed.
Trump made the comment while he was criticizing the sheriff's deputies who failed to rush into the school as a gunman slaughtered 17 people inside on Feb. 14.
"They weren't exactly Medal of Honor winners," he said in remarks before the nation's governors at the White House, calling the deputies' performance "frankly disgusting."
"You don't know until you're tested, but I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon. I think most of the people in this room would have done that too. The way they performed was really a disgrace."
Stephen Colbert pointed out that Trump got five deferments from Vietnam, saying that's how the president responds to a "combat situation."
"What are you gonna do? Run in there and stab him with your bone spurs?"
Seth Meyers found it hard to believe that Trump would "voluntarily run inside a place of education," while Trevor Noah joked that Trump could have distracted the gunman by talking about his 2016 Election victory.
On "Outnumbered" on Tuesday, Katie Pavlich pointed out that Trump was meeting with governors to actually come up with solutions to prevent mass shootings.
These comedians, on the other hand, are making jokes about a tragedy, which is "disgusting" and "horrific," she said.
"Laugh at the president all you want. Where are your solutions besides blaming the NRA and acting like the president is the problem here, rather than actually providing solutions?" Pavlich said. "It's not funny."
You can see some of the comedians' barbs below.
"Here's what frustrates me in the gun violence discussion. People make it seem like there's only one problem and only one solution. 'It's the guns!' 'No, it's the cops!' Maybe it's both."
-Trevor on the finger-pointing in the wake of Parkland
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