AboutTrump.org

(and Biden)

A free searchable database containing over 35,000 curated and sourced quotes by and about Donald J. Trump, in timeline form with context, created in May 2017. We began adding quotes from Joe Biden soon after he became the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee on June 5, 2020. Therefore, searches on most topics will return more Trump than Biden quotes, but we are continuing to add quotes from both 2020 presidential election candidates through the November 3, 2020 election.

8/8/2019

GUNS/MASS SHOOTINGS/NRA/TEXAS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In the wake of two mass shootings, the divisive politics of gun control appeared to be in flux on Thursday [8-8-19] as President Trump explored whether to back expanded background checks on gun purchasers and Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader, signaled that he would at least be open to considering the idea. It is not clear that either the president or Mr. McConnell will embrace such legislation, which both of them have opposed in the past and which would have to overcome opposition from the National Rifle Association and other powerful conservative constituencies. But their willingness to weigh its political appeal and feasibility — or to be seen doing so — suggested that Republicans are feeling pressure to take some substantive action after mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, that killed 31 people. Mr. McConnell said that a measure expanding background checks to all gun purchasers would be ‘front and center’ when the Senate comes back into session next month.”

Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin, “Trump Weighs New Stance on Guns as Pressure Mounts After Shootings,” The New York Times online, August 8, 2019