NRA Has Trump By The P****, NYT Columnist Says After Santa Fe Shooting

The National Rifle Association has President Donald Trump by the “p****,” a columnist for The New York Times told HBO’s Bill Maher Friday night house following the mass shooting at a Texas high school.

Oft-controversial Times columnist Bari Weiss made the comparison of the president’s close political relationship with the national gun group and the infamous Access Hollywood tape in which Trump is heard claiming he can grab women by the genitals because of his celebrity.

She also suggested installing an age minimum for purchasing a gun.

“Well the NRA has Donald Trump grabbed by the p**y, okay?” Weiss said according to Mediaite. “It’s appalling. The fact that we are not trying to do everything possible to try and stop these shootings is disgusting. You have to be 25 years old to rent a car. Why don’t you have to be 25 years old to buy a gun?”

Trump spoke at the NRA’s national convention earlier this month and received millions in campaign funds from the group while championing Second Amendment rights.

But in reaction to the shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 people dead and 10 more injured, Trump again referred to taking some sort of action after the 22nd mass shooting the country’s experienced this year.

"Unfortunately, I have to begin by expressing our sadness and heartbreak over the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas," Trump said Friday from the White House. "This has been going on too long in our country. Too many years. Too many decades now.”

The shooting, allegedly carried out by a 17-year-old student, reignited the gun control debate that took over the country earlier this year after students in Parkland, Florida became national spokespeople and activists intent on improving controls.

The Parkland students, like Emma Gonzalez, responded by showing support for the Santa Fe students and victims and stated they “deserve more than thoughts and prayers.”

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