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Gun Policy Is Being Decided By Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr.

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Trump has no plan on guns, because two of his kids, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr., are fighting about what the policy should be to combat gun violence.

Politico reported:

\On one side is Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and adviser, and Attorney General William Barr. Both are urging the president to back new firearms restrictions — including expanded background checks for gun sales — insisting he can be the leader who succeeds on an intractable issue that has bedeviled his predecessors and that he can win back moderate suburban voters in the process, according to people involved in the discussions.


On the other side, a group that includes Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son and an avid hunter, and a top aide to acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, is telling Trump he risks losing support from his conservative base if he pushes too aggressively on new gun control legislation, they say.


But Toomey said he was unclear what Ivanka Trump’s capacity was in the talks. “I have spoken with her about it, but I don’t know what role she’s playing at the White House,” Toomey said.

People are dying in mass shootings on a regular basis, and the White House has no official policy response, because the president’s two kids, neither of whom work for the government in an official capacity, are fighting about what to do next.


Trump sells himself as the great decisionmaker, but he can’t even settle an argument between his kids.

Children of presidents should not be making major policy decisions.
Republicans in the Senate have handed over all of their legislating power to Trump, and Trump is letting his kids decide what the country is going to do about gun violence. This is not how representative democracy is supposed to work. Don Jr. and Ivanka were elected by no one, but yet, they are in charge of coming up with the Republican policy response on guns.

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