Ingraham jabs Trump on gun rights: If he dives, he won’t have to worry about 2020

Ingraham jabs Trump on gun rights: If he dives, he won’t have to worry about 2020
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Fox News host Laura Ingraham took to Twitter Wednesday to slam President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Anderson Cooper: Trump's Bubba Wallace tweet was 'racist, just plain and simple' Beats by Dre announces deal with Bubba Wallace, defends him after Trump remarks Overnight Defense: DOD reportedly eyeing Confederate flag ban | House military spending bill blocks wall funding MORE after a bipartisan White House meeting on gun control, saying Trump tackling gun control issues will impact his 2020 presidential campaign.

“If the President @realDonaldTrump dives on the 2nd [Amendment], he won’t have to worry [about] who runs his 2020 campaign,” Ingraham tweeted. 

In the White House meeting with lawmakers of both parties, Trump endorsed multiple new gun control measures, breaking with Republican lawmakers and throwing his support behind some proposals the National Rifle Association (NRA) opposes.

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The president told lawmakers he wants a “comprehensive” gun control bill and he praised a bill co-sponsored by Sens. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyGOP senators push for quick, partial reopening of economy NSA improperly collected US phone records in October, new documents show Overnight Defense: Pick for South Korean envoy splits with Trump on nuclear threat | McCain blasts move to suspend Korean military exercises | White House defends Trump salute of North Korean general MORE (R-Pa.) and Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinEnergy companies cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline Trump nominee faces Senate hurdles to securing public lands post OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Watchdog accuses Commerce of holding up 'Sharpiegate' report | Climate change erases millennia of cooling: study | Senate nixes proposal limiting Energy Department's control on nuclear agency budget MORE (D-W.Va.) that would expand background checks for gun purchases.

Trump also endorsed a proposal by Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: QAnon scores wins, creating GOP problem | Supreme Court upholds regulation banning robocalls to cellphones | Foreign hackers take aim at homebound Americans | Uber acquires Postmates Senate Democrats urge Pompeo to ensure Americans living overseas can vote in November The Hill's Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Reid Wilson says political winners are governors who listened to scientists and public health experts; 12 states record new highs for seven-day case averages MORE (D-Minn.) that would expand firearm background checks to include domestic violence cases.

“Fix NICS [the National Instant Criminal Background Check System] has some really good things in it,” he said, “but it would be nice if we could add everything on to it.”

He also voiced support for confiscating guns from certain individuals deemed to be dangerous, even if it violates their due process rights.

“I like taking the guns early, like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida ... to go to court would have taken a long time,” Trump said. “Take the guns first, go through due process second.”

But after the meeting, Republican lawmakers said Trump’s remarks are unlikely to sway their opinions on gun control legislation.

The NRA also slammed the meeting in a statement, labeling it “great TV” but blasting the gun control proposals as “bad policy that would not keep our children safe.”