Melania Trump meets with Parkland shooting survivor at White House

Melania Trump meets with Parkland shooting survivor at White House
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First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpClarence Thomas, Joe Manchin, Rudy Giuliani among guests at second state visit under Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump pushes back over whistleblower controversy White House releases menu for Australian state dinner MORE on Thursday met with a survivor of the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting during his visit to Capitol Hill.

“Heartened to see children affected by tragedy using their voices to try and create change. Wonderful to meet and speak with Stoneman Douglas High School student @KyleKashuv today at the @WhiteHouse. His message of unity inspires us all!” the first lady tweeted.

Kyle Kashuv survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas last month, where 17 people were killed and several others were injured. The shooting sparked a renewed conversation on gun laws and how to prevent school shootings, largely led by students. 

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Kashuv and the first lady also discussed the ReachOut App, which Kashuv has been promoting since the shooting. The app allows a student to connect with fellow students to discuss emotional or mental problems they’re experiencing.

Kashuv said on Twitter that he also met with Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioThe Memo: 'Whistleblower' furor gains steam Liberal super PAC launches browser extension replacing 'Mitch McConnell' with 'Moscow Mitch' Trump faces difficult balancing act with reelection campaign MORE (R-Fla.), Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzState Department's top arms control official leaving Sanders NASA plan is definitely Earth first Trump judicial picks face rare GOP opposition MORE (R-Texas) and Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchTrump to award racing legend Roger Penske with Presidential Medal of Freedom Trump awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist, former Reagan adviser Arthur Laffer Second ex-Senate staffer charged in aiding doxxing of GOP senators MORE (R-Utah), as well as Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanDemocrats hit Scalia over LGBTQ rights Three-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate Krystal Ball touts Sanders odds in Texas MORE to discuss his app and experiences since the shooting.

Since the shooting, President TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE and other lawmakers have voiced support at various times for strengthening background checks, raising the age requirement to purchase a rifle and banning bump stocks.

However, no gun legislation has been passed in the weeks since the Parkland shooting, despite recent polls showing overwhelming support for stricter gun laws.