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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 TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven 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 ToomeyAppeals court rules NSA's bulk phone data collection illegal Dunford withdraws from consideration to chair coronavirus oversight panel GOP senators push for quick, partial reopening of economy MORE (R-Pa.) and Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinBitter fight over Barrett fuels calls to nix filibuster, expand court Democratic Senate emerges as possible hurdle for progressives  Susan Collins and the American legacy MORE (D-W.Va.) that would expand background checks for gun purchases.

Trump also endorsed a proposal by Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharStart focusing on veterans' health before they enlist Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority Democrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein 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.”