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 TrumpOvernight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — Mattis defends border deployment during visit to troops | Bolton aide exits WH after clash with first lady | House blocks Yemen war resolution | Report warns of erosion in US military superiority Bolton aide exits White House after high-profile clash with first lady The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by T-Mobile — Turbulence in the West Wing as shakeup looms 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 RubioRubio defends '3 point kick' analogy: 'You think everyone who follows politics knows what a field goal is?' Lawmakers to introduce bipartisan bill targeting China's treatment of Muslims Rubio cites Bible verse amid recount criticisms: ‘You cannot count what is not there’ MORE (R-Fla.), Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzO'Rourke receives invite to visit Iowa from Democratic Party in Des Moines O'Rourke and Cruz run into each other at Texas airport Texas congresswoman-elect says she would ‘love’ to see Beto run in 2020 MORE (R-Texas) and Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchCongress braces for high-drama lame duck Trump to award Medal of Freedom to Babe Ruth, Elvis, Scalia, Hatch How much power do states have? Supreme Court holds the answer MORE (R-Utah), as well as Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanJordan on leadership loss: 'We knew it was an uphill fight' McCarthy defeats Jordan for minority leader in 159-to-43 vote The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Leadership elections in Congress | Freshman lawmakers arrive | Trump argues he can restrict reporter access MORE to discuss his app and experiences since the shooting.

Since the shooting, President TrumpDonald John TrumpMeet the lawyer Democrats call when it's recount time Avenatti denies domestic violence allegations: 'I have never struck a woman' Trump names handbag designer as ambassador to South Africa 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.