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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 18: U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a copy of the Federal Commission on School Safety report during a roundtable discussion with family members of shooting victims, along with state and local officials, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on December 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump tried to justify his proposal to arm teachers by claiming that teachers want to carry guns in order to protect their students out of love.

"It’s critical to have armed personnel available at a moment’s notice," Trump said at a roundtable discussion about gun violence in schools. "These are teachers in many cases that are the highest trained that you can get."

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