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Trump speaks at NRA convention after saying US needs "real leadership" after Texas school shooting

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Despite the Uvalde school shooting in which 19 students and two teachers were killed, the former president of the United States will fulfill his scheduled speech at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association (NRA) on May 27.

"More than politicians and partisanship, America needs real solutions and real leadership in this moment. Trump said in a statement released on his Truth Social account on May 25 that he would continue to keep his longtime commitment to speak at the NRA Convention in Texas.

66-year-old Salvador Ramos shot his grandmother at home on May 24, then drove the car to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. The mass shooting was committed with a semi-automatic rifle that he had legally purchased in March.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, said there was “no meaningful forewarning” of the shooting, apart from three separate Facebook posts Ramos made before he arrived at the school, during a briefing on May 25. The final two posts said “I shot my grandmother” and “I’m going to shoot an elementary school.”

Trump added, “In the meantime, we all continue to pray for the victims, their families, and for our entire nation—we are all in this together!”

26 May 2022


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