Donald Trump has come under fire for dancing after reading a list of those who died in the Texas school shooting.
The former president spoke at the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention and danced to the 1966 song Hold On, I’m Comin’ by Sam and Dave after his speech, during which he read the names of those who died in Uvalde. on Tuesday.
He argued that teachers should be armed so that they can defend themselves and their students.
Critics criticized Trump for his “bogus” suggestions and the dance that followed his speech.
“Trump danced at the NRA convention. His little bodies aren’t even on the ground. And he is fucking dancing,” tweeted Adam Parkhomenko, a Democratic strategist.
Human Rights Watch’s European media director Andrew Stroehlein wrote: “The bodies of the children shot to death in Uvalde aren’t even buried yet, and Trump is dancing at a celebration of NRA guns.”
Paul Castro, the superintendent of the A+UP charter school in Houston, Texas, whose son was shot to death in a road rage incident, said Trump’s suggestions to prevent more school shootings were “false” and ” hypocrites.”
told the Texas Tribune that “it makes me angry that the same politicians are saying the same thing they have been saying since” the Columbine school shooting in 1999.
“Armed police were on the premises and didn’t come in, and now you want Mrs. Smith at the elementary school to take a photo?” Castro added. “It is false and a lie and it prevents politicians from taking responsibility. It is hypocrisy at its worst.”