President Donald Trump is considering the restrictions imposed by the state governor on the corona virus quarantine at the White House coronavirus briefing on Saturday. Trump said Virginia used the pandemic to enact weapons control laws and now is called the right time to bring up the rights of the Second Amendment.
“They make no sense, but I think Virginia is a great case because they use this, they try to take your weapons in Virginia and if people in Virginia are not careful that’s what will happen to them so yes, I mean I can see where it came from, “Trump said. “I think it is a strong statement, a strong statement because hopefully this will end soon for all of us but some have been carried away. They have really been taken away.”
“Is this the right time to bring up the problem of the Second Amendment?” a Wall Street Journal reporter asked Trump.
“I think when they talk about taking your weapons and if you pay attention at the beginning of this pandemic there are more weapons being sold, I think that’s almost every moment in history so that’s a big problem and then you ask them to work and sign documents trying to take “Your Second Amendment is basically. So I think this is the right time to raise it,” Trump answered.
QUESTION: Thank you, Mr. President. You have mentioned the importance of social distancing but for example Stephen Moore when you have pointed out to you that an open state task force organizes more protests in Wisconsin, but aren’t they in the sense of protesting your own guidelines?
TRUMP: Yes, we have flexibility. I don’t understand what Stephen said. I can tell you that he is a very good economist. He called the shots correctly–
QUESTION: He said – sorry. He said, “we must become the Rosa Park from government injustice.”
TRUMP: Yes, there is a lot of injustice. When you see Virginia where they want to take your weapon, they want to violate your second amendment. When you see my point, I get along very well with the governor of Michigan but he has things that don’t buy paint, don’t buy roses not mine – I mean he has all these crazy things. I truly believe someone sitting in their boat in the lake should be fine. They shouldn’t catch people. Some of them behave unreasonably. I really believe that. They don’t make sense, but I think Virginia is a great case because they use this, they try to take your weapons in Virginia and if people in Virginia don’t – don’t be careful that’s what will happen to them so yeah, I mean I can see where it came from. I think this is a strong statement, a strong statement because hopefully this will end soon for all of us but some have been carried over. They really carried away.
QUESTION: – these protesters protest your social guidelines?
Trump: I mean, I’ve noticed there are a lot of protests out there and I just think that some of the governors have been carried away. You know we have a lot of people who don’t need to be told to do what they do. They really did everything we asked for. We have several states where frankly I talk to the governors and I can ask them to do it if I want to do it maybe politically correct but they still do extraordinary things and as one of them says everyone does the exact thing the same. Actually our records are better than the countries where they are under the mandate or you know where they have agreed to do certain things. We have several large countries out there.
We have extraordinary people in our country and most of them are strong statements, but I understand where he comes from and I think one of the best will be one of the most important places that people should start to notice is what is happening in Virginia because it was a mess with what was ordered – with actually a governor being besieged anyway. Yes please. With beautiful white hair the head goes forward. I’ll let you know if I like her hair and about a minute after she asks a question.
WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTER: About that because of tweeting about the Virginia case linking the second amendment to some issues about lifting some of these restrictions in these states and not … worries for the governors and civil unrest (inaudible))?
TRUMP: I think just for that question I think it’s easy. That’s not even politics. We are entitled to the second amendment and he is trying to take the second amendment, which means that the state is trying to take the Democrats in the state, the Republicans are against it. They tried to take it – the second amendment, right, but the second amendment immediately. For me it is freedom, that’s when I say free Virginia, I will say liberate Virginia when that kind of thing happens and where does it stop? So I think this is a very good analogy. Continue
QUESTION: Is this the right time to bring up the second amendment problem?
TRUMP: I think when they talked about taking away your weapons and if you noticed at the beginning of this pandemic there were more weapons being sold, I think almost every moment in history so it was a big problem and then you made it work and signed documents trying to take – Amendments Both of you basically. So I think this is a good time to discuss it. Continue Please, second.