'Like Talking to a Toddler': Mother of School Shooting Victim Reveals How It Felt to Discuss Gun Policy With Trump

President Donald Trump visited Texas on Thursday to meet privately with families who lost loved ones in last month’s Santa Fe high school shooting, and at least one parent came away profoundly unimpressed by the commander-in-chief’s behavior.

“It was like talking to a toddler,” said Rhonda Hart, an Army veteran whose 14-year-old daughter Kimberly Vaughan was killed in the shooting, which left eight students and two teachers dead. “He kept calling [the shooter] this wacky kid who was wearing a wacky trench coat.”

After Trump continued to use the word “wacky” to describe the shooter—who was identified shortly after the massacre as 17-year-old student Dimitrios Pagourtzis—Hart recounted that she told the president “he might have been depressed, but he wasn’t wacky.”

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