OMG this is so powerful, just heart wrenching.
This is a really tough one to watch. This mother is devastated after her 14-year-old daughter was shot and killed at her Parkland, Florida high school on Wednesday. Her pain is raw and palpable. But she’s also sending a powerful message to Donald Trump.
Lori Alhadeff’s daughter, Alyssa Alhadeff, was among the 17 who were slaughtered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday. And on Thursday, the grieving mother screamed into a microphone on CNN with a direct message to Trump.
“President Trump, you say, ‘what can you do?’ You can stop the guns from getting into these children’s hands!” she cried. “Do something!”
Crying through her screams, Alhadeff continued,
“I just spent the last two hours preparing the burial arrangements for my daughter’s funeral, who’s 14. President Trump, please do something …These kids need safety now!”
I can’t even imagine the pain and horror that this mother, along with the families of the 16 others who were killed, must feel right now. But I can certainly understand her rage and frustration. We continue to watch these mass school shootings over and over. And every time we cry with the parents. Yet nothing is ever done to deal with this horrific problem.
I’m furious right along with Lori Alhadeff. She’s right. Trump and the Republicans need to DO SOMETHING to stop this carnage.
“This is not fair to our families,” she shouted. “President Trump, please do something!”
A mother furiously asks President Trump to “please do something” about guns. She had just made funeral arrangements for her 14-year-old daughter, who was killed in the Florida shooting. https://t.co/T47q80dMoN pic.twitter.com/5HDqgSnUeg
— CNN (@CNN) February 15, 2018