Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said the people at the National Rifle Association (NRA) are “great Americans,” who have, “the best interest of our country,” in mind.
Trump said, “My position is I’m dealing with the NRA have great respect for them. Wayne and Chris all of the people, these are great people. These are people that love their country incredibly. I don’t think they get enough credit for it. I’m dealing with the NRA, they gave me their endorsement, one of the early endorsement for a presidential candidate. I’m a member of the NRA. My two sons are members of the NRA for a long time. I’m talking to them about the whole concept of terror watch lists. If there is a terror watch list somebody is on should they be allowed to guy a gun. Now we understand there are problems with that because some people on the terror watch list that shouldn’t be on. You understand that. That’s happened. Maybe you can reverse it and we work very hard to find out if they can’t get a gun. We work hard and diligently to get them off the list if they indeed shouldn’t be on the list. So, I’m working with the NRA. We are discussing it. Again, the NRA has the best interest of our country, it just has the absolute best interests of our country. They want to make the right decision. These are great people. these are great Americans.”
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