"I can tell you, there's tremendous goodwill for meaningful—I'm talking about meaningful, add that word—meaningful background checks so that sick and demented people don't carry around guns," said Trump, who also confirmed he was speaking with the NRA.
McConnell, who is currently recovering from a fractured shoulder at his home in Kentucky, has remained mum on his plans to address the topic. The senator's team did not immediately respond to requests from Newsweek.
"I'm sorry to interrupt, but you keep saying, we're not helpless. So, I'm saying: what would have prevented this tragedy?" Tapper asked Booker again, after the 2020 candidate failed to address the specifics of gun control.