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Thu Sep 5, 2019, 05:51 AM

Facebook ads underscore Trump's mixed messages on guns

Source: Associated Press

Facebook ads underscore Trump’s mixed messages on guns

By JONATHAN LEMIRE
September 4, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he wanted to move quickly on gun violence legislation, but his new push came just days after posting an ad on his official Facebook page that defended the Second Amendment and warned that Democrats were looking to seize Americans’ firearms.

Under growing pressure to deliver some form of gun control package following mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, Trump told reporters in the White House, “I would like to see it happen soon.”

“We’re going to do what’s right,” he said, claiming have the support of his close ally, the National Rifle Association. “The NRA wants to do what’s right too.”

That message offered a stark contrast with the ads, which warned a specific group of voters that Democrats were looking to infringe upon gun rights and urged them to sign a petition that pledged to defend the right to own firearms. It also provided a fresh example of the president’s efforts to appease the American public and his political base at the same time, often with contradictory appeals.

“Democrats have finally admitted what they truly want: a repeal of the Second Amendment,” read one version of the ad, which posted two days after a shooting in Texas on Saturday left seven dead and 22 wounded. “It’s up to the American people to stand strong and defend our freedoms.”

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Read more: https://apnews.com/2308be40c48d4689a5bc3a9a596cf76b

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Sat Sep 7, 2019, 11:25 AM

1. Never trust what he says.

Always look at what he does.

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