Donald Trump uses cue-card to remind him to tell victims of Florida shooting 'I hear you'

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump holds his notes while hosting a listening session with students survivors of mass shootings, their parents and teachers in the State Dining Room at the White House February 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting the session in the wake of last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 students and teachers dead.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Donald Trump has been busted using a cue-card to remind himself to be sympathetic, while meeting parents and victims of the recent Florida school shooting.

Seventeen people were killed on February 14, when Nicholas Cruz walked into his former high school and opened fire.

On Wednesday, Mr Trump met with victims and families from the school to offer his sympathies.

The cue-card was clearly visible in the president's hand during the meeting and included several talking points for him to guide the conversation.

Questions included: "What would you most want me to know about your experience?" and "What can we do to help you feel safe?"

Down the bottom of the card, the fifth instruction was clearly visible, simply saying "I hear you".

The meeting's attendees begged Mr Trump for action on school shootings, saying something needed to be done.

Andrew Pollack, the father of one of the victims, described his daughter's death in detail.

"It should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it!" he said. "And I'm pissed.

"Because [of] my daughter, I'm not going to see again. She's not here."

Mr Trump suggested some changes to help curb America's gun violence, including arming teachers and sending veterans to schools.

Recently, he has admitted he may consider introducing age restrictions on buying assault-type weapons.


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