The vice mayor of Broward County, Fla., slammed President TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE for his planned visit following the deadly mass shooting, calling it “absolutely absurd.”

“Him coming here, to me, is absurd. Him coming here is absolutely absurd, and he’s a hypocrite," Mark Bogen (D) told CNN Friday.

“How can you come here and talk about how horrible it is, when you support these laws?” Bogen continued. “This is a man who supports teenagers and other people [being able to] to purchase assault weapons … and then comes down here and wants to act as though this is horrible and shouldn’t happen, but goes back to Washington and supports it. It’s hypocrisy.”


Bogen also cited Trump’s signing of a bill overturning an Obama-era regulation that was designed to make it harder for mentally ill people to purchase guns.

Trump took to Twitter Friday to announce he would visit Parkland, Fla., after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

“I will be leaving for Florida today to meet with some of the bravest people on earth — but people whose lives have been totally shattered. Am also working with Congress on many fronts,” he tweeted. 

In a speech Thursday, Trump said making schools safer was a “top priority” for his administration.

Trump also focused on “the difficult issue of mental health” during his speech, but didn’t mention potential gun control legislation.

Democrats have renewed their call for gun control legislation in the wake of the attack. Survivors of the attack have joined in the call, demanding GOP lawmakers take action after the shooting.