President Donald Trump has been roundly criticized for his suggestion that there would be fewer school shootings if teachers were armed. Trump remarked in a speech that an armed teacher “would have shot the hell out” of the 19-year-old gunman armed with an assault rifle who killed 17 in a school massacre in Parkland, Florida.
Numerous people have scoffed at the notion that arming teachers would make schools safer, and we can add actor Samuel L. Jackson to that list.
In fact, the “Pulp Fiction” star lambasted the president on social media, tweeting his response to Trump’s idea.
This isn’t the first time that Jackson has demonstrated he’s not a fan of Trump. In a 2015 interview, Jackson was asked if he was a better golfer than then-candidate Trump.
“Oh, I am, for sure,” quipped Jackson. “I don’t cheat.”
Jackson even recalled how he received a bill from one of Trump’s country clubs — despite the fact he never joined.
“Last week or so, I actually got a bill from Trump National Golf Club,” Jackson explained. “And I haven’t been there in four or five years, so I had my assistant call. They said it was for membership dues. And I said, ‘I’m not a member,’ and they said, ‘Yeah, you are — you have a member number.’ Apparently he’d made me a member of one of his golf clubs, and I didn’t even know it!”
At the time, Trump responded via Twitter, describing Jackson as “boring” and declaring, “Not a fan.”