David Hogg: I want to speak to Trump
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“I would love to speak to him at this point,” Hogg told BuzzFeed News in an interview on Tuesday. 


The gun control activist said he regretted not attending a listening session at the White House in the days after the mass shooting at his high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Fla. Seventeen people were killed in the shooting.

Hogg and many other students at the school helped sparked a national movement to protest gun violence after the shooting. Hogg helped organize the “March for Our Lives” rally in March that led to thousands demonstrating around the nation. 
Hogg also took part in a 59-day nationwide get-out-the-vote summer bus tour “Road to Change” that March For Our Lives helped launch. The 18-year-old has said that he's interested in running for Congress when he's eligible. 
Hogg said his experience working on a campaign to register young voters over the summer and engaging with people who oppose his views on gun control influenced his opinion about meeting with the president. 

“I’ve learned over the course of traveling the country how to directly address the issues with the dissenting opinions on our policy and I would welcome the opportunity to tell the president to his face how he could save lives,” Hogg said to BuzzFeed.

The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment from BuzzFeed and The Hill. 

Hogg also told the news outlet that he would like to speak with the Trump administration about a 10-point plan from March for Our Lives, a group advocating against gun violence. 

Hogg told BuzzFeed that he chose not to attend the listening session because of how "emotional" he was during the shooting's aftermath.