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Trump Needed a Note to Express Empathy to Shooting Survivors: 'I Hear You'

Donald Trump Needs Notes

Here's what he "heard."

Donald Trump is struggling to prove to survivors of mass shootings he has more to offer than talking points. So, he brought actual talking points to a meeting with survivors of the Parkland school shooting.

During the Wednesday listening session with survivors, Trump held a note with five bullet points, including "What can we do to help you feel safe?" and "Resources? Ideas?" followed by "I hear you."

Among the emotional pleas he claims to have heard is one from Andrew Pollack who lost his daughter in the shooting. "It should have been one school shooting, and we should have fixed it," he exclaimed, "I'm pissed! My daughter -- I'm not going to see again! She's not here." Pollack told Trump there should be more school safety measures.

Samuel Zeif, a student Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who lost his friend at the massacre, cried as he told Trump, "I'm here to use my voice because I know he can't." He also asked the president, who has accepted millions of dollars of donations from the National Rifle Association, "How have we not stopped this after Columbine? After Sandy Hook? I'm sitting here with a mother who lost her son. How is this still happening?" Zeif questioned why he, who was the same age as the shooter, could buy an AR-15, which he called a "weapon of war."

Meanwhile the internet had a lot to say about Trump's notes.

Whether or not Trump will follow his notes is unclear.

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