Departing the White House for the Conservative Political Action Conference, Trump told reporters that "when it came time to get in there and do something", Florida deputy Scot Peterson "didn't have the courage or something happened".
"We listened to their heart-wrenching stories", Trump said about the shooing survivors and families. And I think a lot of people are going to be opposed to it.
"Why do we protect our airports, our banks, our government buildings but not our schools?" That's like saying, 'Here I am, take me, ' " Trump said at the White House.
"When we declare our schools to be gun-free zones, it just puts our pupils in far more danger".
"If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, that could very well end the attack very quickly", Trump said.
President Donald Trump said Friday that the Florida deputy who failed to intervene during last week's mass shooting at a high school "doesn't love the children".
Making a rare joke about himself, Mr Trump said he goes to great lengths to hide his bald patch, which was revealed in recent photo when the wind blew as he boarded Air Force One.
Trump Says Democrats Have "Totally Abandoned DACA".
"They're so violent", Trump said.
"The Democrats are being totally unresponsive".
"Teachers don't want to be armed", Weingarten said.
"Frankly, you had a guy and he was outside as a guard and he decided not to go in".
Earlier Friday, the president called on Mexico to block MS-13 gang members from traveling through their country on the way to the U.S. "He was not a credit to law enforcement".
Trump accuses El Salvador of just paying lip service to combating the violent worldwide gang based there, and says Mexico "must help MORE with this problem". And what I'd recommend doing is the people that do carry, we give them a bonus.
"We can't allow that to happen", he said.
The Trump administration is hitting more than 50 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses with sanctions in the latest bid to turn up the pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program, according to a senior administration official.
Turning to this year's elections, Trump told conservative activists at CPAC that Republicans must not be complacent in the fall midterms, warning of awful consequences if Democrats take control of Congress.
He told his supporters that they have "got to keep up the enthusiasm". "It was Trump in his element - but it was a very long campaign speech".
"I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks", he said as the crowd cheered. The crowd cheered as Trump glanced at a monitor and added, "Doesn't look bad". As Trump climbed the stairs, a wind gust blew aside a flap of hair.