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The Media Freakout Over President Trump's Notes

Along with Vice President Mike Pence and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump participated in a two-hour "listening session" with students, parents, and educators on Wednesday.

President Trump with a student

The meeting came after President Trump sent a memo to Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for a ban on bump stocks and other firearm modifiers.

The president asked those in attendance on Wednesday for their suggestions, promising to "put a very strong emphasis on the mental health" of those looking to buy firearms.

Trump concurred with a parent present and backed the idea of having armed teachers in schools, decrying gun-free zones. The president said,

Where a teacher would have a concealed gun on them, go for special training, and they would be there and you would no longer have a gun free zone. A gun-free zone to a maniac, they’re all cowards, it’s 'let’s go in and attack because bullets aren’t coming at us.'

Despite the fact that President Trump graciously participated in a meeting with those affected by school shootings in order to field their ideas and to offer his consolations, the media's focus was aimed towards the piece of paper that he was holding.

The president's note paper had five bullet points with five potential questions and answers, and among them was "I hear you."

Although the president's notes were innocuous, the Los Angeles Times, The Hill, the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and other media sources ran full articles on the topic. The tone was one of mockery, with the Daily News blaring that "President Trump had to lean on self-intuitive crib notes." The Post’s headline brought attention to the president’s "empathy deficit."

This media freakout is just another example of their meltdowns under President Trump, which have been triggered in the past by the president doing wretched things like taking two scoops of ice cream instead of one.

It is no surprise that only 36% of Americans approve of the mainstream media.