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 TrumpCorker: US must determine responsibility in Saudi journalist's death Five takeaways from testy Heller-Rosen debate in Nevada Dem senator calls for US action after 'preposterous' Saudi explanation MORE, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), Florida Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioMeghan McCain calls Russian attacks against her father the 'highest compliment' to her family The Memo: Saudi storm darkens for Trump GOP leaders hesitant to challenge Trump on Saudi Arabia MORE (R) and Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonElection Countdown: Small-donor donations explode | Russian woman charged with midterm interference | Takeaways from North Dakota Senate debate | O'Rourke gives 'definitive no' to 2020 run | Dems hope Latino voters turn Arizona blue Election Countdown: Florida Senate fight resumes after hurricane | Cruz softens ObamaCare attacks | GOP worries Trump will lose suburban women | Latest Senate polls | Rep. Dave Brat gets Trump's 'total endorsement' | Dem candidates raise record B Florida extending early voting in counties hit by hurricane MORE (D) as well as Rep. Ted DeutchTheodore (Ted) Eliot DeutchDems damp down hopes for climate change agenda House conservatives want ethics probe into Dems' handling of Kavanaugh allegations Reporter tops lawmakers to win charity spelling bee 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.