A student who survived the mass shooting at a Florida high school came away from a phone call with President Trump angry and disappointed, saying that the encounter “didn’t make me feel better in the slightest.”
Samantha Fuentes, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who was shot in both legs during the attack carried out by 19-year-old gunman Nikolas Cruz last week, gave her account of the call to The New York Times.
“He said he heard I was a big fan of his, and then he said, ‘I’m a big fan of yours, too,’” Fuentes told the Times.
“I’m pretty sure he made that up,” she continued. “Talking to the president, I’ve never been so unimpressed by a person in all my life. He didn’t make me feel better in the slightest.”
According to Fuentes, Trump kept referring to the gunman as a “sick puppy” and said “‘oh boy, oh boy, oh boy,’ like, seven times.”
The call with the President came after a “listening session” was held at the White House with parents and victims of last week’s shooting which left 17 people dead.
During the meeting, Trump was spotted holding a paper with some notes jotted down, including one line which read, “I hear you.”
The meeting was met with disappointment after the discussion centered around subjects like “concealed carry” while talk of new gun restrictions was mostly sidelined.
“There are many ideas I have, there are many ideas that other people have, and we’re going to pick out the strongest ideas, the most important ideas,” Trump said.
“It’s not going to be talk like it has been in the past.”
Incredible meeting Samantha Fuentes. She was shot and watched her friends die in their Stoneman Douglas classroom. Now she is out of the hospital and determined to make schools safer. @wsvn pic.twitter.com/SDTfVjTSYy
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) 21 février 2018