Trump is already backing off support for gun reforms after meeting with NRA leaders.
On Wednesday, Trump was in support of universal background checks — and even for taking people’s guns away, stating, “Take the guns first, go through due process second.”
But by Friday, things had changed.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated, “He wants to see what that legislation, the final piece of it looks like. Universal means something different to a lot of people. He certainly wants to focus and improve the background check system.”
On Wednesday, Trump also praised a gun reform bill by Republican Senator Pat Toomey, stating that it could be used as a base to be added on to and that “I think it would be a very positive thing in terms of background checks.”
But by Friday, his views had shifted and Press Secretary Huckabee stated that “The Toomey ball he has not fully gotten on board with. They are still kind of working out some of the final piece of that legislation. Until it gets into its final stage, we’re not going to weigh in. But we’re continuing to closely watch that.”
Coincidentally Trump met with the NRA on Thursday, and tweeted, “Good (Great)meeting in the Oval Office tonight with the NRA!”