MSNBC Analyst Slams Trump’s ‘Empty Words’ on Texas School Shooting
MSNBC Analyst Slams Trump’s ‘Empty Words’ on Texas School Shooting (NewsBusters)
During MSNBC’s breaking news coverage of Friday’s Texas school shooting, former ATF agent and NBC News law enforcement analyst Jim Cavanaugh took time to attack President Trump for commenting on the tragedy at a White House event, dismissing those remarks of sympathy for the victims as “empty words” since the President had not pushed for gun control.
“So these are ongoing, ongoing issues. And you know, we’re just not getting the politicians to stand up. I mean, the President, those are empty words,” Cavanaugh proclaimed. Anchor Ali Velshi agreed: “Yup.” Cavanaugh continued: “They don’t walk the talk, they do not walk the talk. They talk, they talk, it’s all empty.”
The pundit then accused American politicians in general of being bought by gun rights supporters: “And until the political leadership, you know, is not a wholly owned subsidiary of the gun lobby and will take that issue on, at least to some reasonable effect, we can have movement there.”