Trump is allegedly glad that a recent school shooting is taking the press’s attention off of his recent actions and policies. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://www.tytnetwork.com/join
"A Trump White House official reportedly said coverage of the mass shooting at a Florida high school last week has given the administration “a reprieve” from having to deal with bad publicity.
“For everyone, it was a distraction or a reprieve,” the official toldthe Washington Post. “A lot of people here felt like it was a reprieve from seven or eight days of just getting pummeled.”
The official said there was a similar calm in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 dead and hundreds more injured.
“But as we all know, sadly, when the coverage dies down a little bit, we’ll be back through the chaos,” the official reportedly said.
Prior to the news that a gunman had attacked Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people, the White House was facing intense scrutiny over its mishandling of domestic abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter – claims Mr Porter denied.
The shooting gave aides an opportunity to focus on handling a crisis that wasn’t of their own making, the Post said.”*