CNN invites Trump to town hall with parents, students of Florida high school

CNN invites Trump to town hall with parents, students of Florida high school
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CNN is slated to hold a live town hall event next week featuring a discussion with parents and students from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 students and staff members.

The network announced Saturday it will air "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" on Wednesday, Feb. 21, following calls from students demanding that lawmakers take legislative action to prevent future mass shootings.


CNN said it has invited President TrumpDonald John TrumpBrennan fires new shot at Trump: ‘He’s drunk on power’ Trump aides discussed using security clearance revocations to distract from negative stories: report Trump tried to dissuade Melania from 'Be Best' anti-bullying campaign: report MORE, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), Florida Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioGOP looks to injure Nelson over Russia comments Rubio’s pro-family, conservative family leave policy promotes stability Dems make history in Tuesday's primaries MORE (R) and Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonDem campaign chairman expresses confidence over path to Senate majority The Hill's Morning Report: Dems have a majority in the Senate (this week) Dems urge tech companies to remove 3D-gun blueprints MORE (D) as well as Rep. Ted DeutchTheodore (Ted) Eliot DeutchTop Ethics Dem calls for Nielsen to resign House votes to disavow carbon tax GOP congressional candidate tells Parkland father to stop 'exploiting' his daughter's death MORE (D) to the discussion to hear from the community members affected by the tragedy.

Deutch said in a tweet that he would attend the town hall:

Students from the Parkland, Fla., high school expressed outrage toward GOP lawmakers for expressing condolences to those affected by the shooting, and heaped on criticism for Rubio and others who have cautioned against calls for increased gun control following the shooting. 

The event will be moderated by CNN anchor Jake Tapper and will air at 9 p.m. E.T.