Trump uses a cue-card to remind himself to be sympathetic as he meets survivors of Florida school massacre 

16:23 • 22.02.18



US President Donald Trump held a cue card between his hands that reminded him to offer sympathy as he met with victims and families of the Florida high school massacre on Wednesday.   


A photo from the event shows Trump holding what appears to be a piece of paper with the White House letterhead, the Daily Mail reports.
 

Point number five is clearly visible - a reminder to himself to tell his guests: “I hear you.” Other questions that were also visible on the card included: “What would you most want me to know about your experience?” and “What can we do to help you feel safe?”

It seems the president had to remind himself to tell the dozens of guests who had been directly impacted by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week, which left 17 dead, including 14 children, that he was listening to their concerns.


At the same event, the President put forward a proposal to arm up to a fifth of teachers. 


After listening from a circle of participants, Trump floated his own idea, calling for arming teachers and coaches, and even bringing in Marines.

 

'I HEAR YOU': During his meeting with survivors and parents of the Parkland school massacre at the White House on Wednesday, Trump carried a cue card

Other questions that were also visible on the card included: 'What would you most want me to know about your experience?' and 'What can we do to help you feel safe?'

Survivors of the Parkland shooting and their parents begged President Donald Trump to act on gun violence Wednesday at a tearful listening session at the White House. Here, he is seen listening to student body president, Julia Cordover

President Trump (left) shakes the hand of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors Carson Abt (center) and Ariana Klein (right) during a White House listening session on Wednesday 

President Trump was captured bowing his head during Wednesday's White House listening session with families and victims of school shootings. He offered his grief and condolences to the victims and their families multiple times throughout the sit-down

President Trump briefly reaches down to pick up his hand-written notes, which he didn't seem to need to reference during the discussion





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