While talking with state governors at the White House this week about school safety, President Trump took shots at Scot Peterson. The former Broward County police officer resigned last week after video surveillance showed that Peterson never entered Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty were slain.
Speaking about Peterson, Trump called him “disgusting,” and offered his own solution to the scenario. “I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,” he told the crowd.
Immediately following Trump’s remarks, critics were skeptical of the truth behind the statement. But Twitter took the opportunity to mock the president by dredging up an old scenario.
Back in January, Trump was filmed climbing the staircase to board Air Force One, with a giant umbrella in hand. Moments later, his 11-year-old son Barron climbed the stairs, followed by First Lady Melania Trump. The president failed to offer shelter from the rain to both his son and wife. The internet couldn’t help but point out the irony in Trump’s shooting statement and umbrella action.
Twitter also pointed out a few other instances were Trump failed to show bravery. Like the time a man nearly rushed the stage during a campaign rally.
And the time he was nearly attacked by a bald eagle on his desk while filming a piece for Time Magazine.
And of course, many people pointed out that Trump had dodged the draft several times.