Former RNC Chair just slammed Trump and the GOPs on gun control


Trump this week pushed the notion of arming specially trained teachers with concealed weapons as a way of preventing school shootings. Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele slammed President Trump for the idea, calling it “delusional”:

Trump defended his proposal in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, saying that a teacher would have “shot the hell out of” the gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school last week:

The teachers and the coaches and other people in the building, the dean, the assistant principal, the principal, they love their people, they want to protect these kids. A teacher would have shot the hell out of him.

Late Friday evening, CPAC communication director Ian Walters spoke at the prestigious Ronald Reagan dinner, and said, “We elected Mike Steele as chairman because he was a black guy, that was the wrong thing to do.” Guests at the dinner audibly gasped in shock at his remark.

When asked about the comment, Steele told the Observer,

I wanted to talk to [CPAC chairman] Matt Schlapp first, but I think it’s painfully stupid what he said. If he feels that way, I’d like him to come say that to my face. And then I’d like him to look at my record and see what I did. I can’t believe an official of CPAC would go onstage in front of an audience and say something like that. I’ve been a strong supporter of CPAC for many years and I thought they raised them better than that here.

Steele told the Observer that Walters’s comment “shows a lack of maturity and a lack of understanding of the work we did and the work we continue to do.”

“My skin color has nothing to do with that even if he thinks it does,” Steele said.