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The French government and survivors of the 2015 attacks in Paris condemned President Trump on Saturday for suggesting that civilians with guns would have stopped the terrorists, France 24 reported.
Trump’s comments came during a speech he gave Friday at the National Rifle Association (NRA)’s annual conference in Dallas in which he said, “it would have been a whole different story,” if civilians around the attack had been armed.
The article goes on to state the following:
“But if one employee or just one patron had a gun or if one person in this room had been there with a gun aimed at the opposite direction, the terrorists would have fled or been shot,” Trump said.
French foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll condemned the remarks in a statement Saturday, saying, “France expresses its firm disapproval of the comments by President Trump about the attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris and asks for respect of the memory of the victims.”
“The shameful comments and obscene antics of Donald Trump say a lot about what he thinks about France and her values,” Hollande said in a statement in French. “The friendship between our peoples will not be stained by this disrespect and outrageousness. All my thoughts are for the victims of the November 13 attacks.”
Le président américain Donald Trump affirme que les attentats du 13-Novembre à Paris auraient fait moins de morts si les victimes avaient été armées, dans un discours à la convention de la NRA, le puissant lobby pro-armes #AFP pic.twitter.com/eDbDZUgWrK
— Agence France-Presse (@afpfr) May 5, 2018
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