Trump Blasts FL Officers' Inaction: 'I Really Believe I'd Run in There' Even With No Weapon
President Donald Trump blasted Broward County, Florida, sheriff's deputies for failing to go into a high school while a gunman was shooting people.
"They weren't exactly Medal of Honor winners," he said in remarks before the nation's governors at the White House, calling their performance "frankly disgusting."
Trump said if he were in that same situation, he would have acted to try to save lives.
"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."
The president singled out Deputy Scot Peterson, who was on the campus of the Parkland, Florida, high school as the shooting was occurring, but failed to run into the school.
"He wasn't a brave guy under pressure. He choked. A lot of people choked," Trump said at the event.
Peterson resigned last week after being notified that his actions were under internal investigation. According to a CNN report, officers from the Coral Springs Police Department were upset after responding to the scene and finding three more Broward sheriff's deputies who had not entered the school.
Watch his remarks above.