Anti-gun Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg went on CNN on Monday night to send a disturbing message directly to President Donald Trump, but it didn’t end well for him.
The Huffington Post reported that Hogg appeared on CNN with his classmate Alfonso Calderon, who joined him in expressing their disappointment over the White House’s new gun and school safety proposals.
“What President Trump showed when he said he wanted to raise the age to 21 is bipartisanship and he wanted to work together on this and save some lives,” Hogg said. “But the other thing that he showed after that is he is no better than the other politicians because he called out other GOP members and said essentially that you’re owned by the NRA and that’s why you don’t want to take action.”
“I ask him why?” Hogg added. “Show us you’re better than the other politicians, that you aren’t owned by the NRA and that you want to take action. Those proposals were great, but proposals without action remain proposals.”
Unfortunately for Hogg, however, absolutely nobody can take him seriously anymore after he boasted about hanging up on Trump’s White House. He has no problem addressing Trump directly while appearing on CNN, but when he actually had the opportunity to talk to the president directly about gun control, he chickened out.
While appearing on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Hogg boasted that he hung up on Trump’s White House when they tried to invite him to a listening session with the president.
“I actually hung up on the White House the other day,” Hogg said. “They actually called me the day before the listening session and asked if we were going to come, and I said I’m not coming because we expect President Trump to come to the CNN town hall, and I ended on this message with them, I said–we don’t need to listen to President Trump. President Trump needs to listen to the screams of the children and the screams of this nation.”
Hogg’s own classmate Kyle Kashuv blasted him for this days later.
“What do you think about that, Kyle?” Fox News host Martha MacCallum asked.
“You know, I’m really trying to control my anger at what he said,” Kashuv said. “Because, you know, the president calls you and then shows he wants to make a change, and your talking about bipartisan change and the one man who controls–who leads our nation, you know, comes to you and is like, look, let’s do something, let’s make it happen.”
“And you hangup the phone on him? That’s so hypocritical. You know, David Hogg was like–we have to make a change. Let’s make this happen,” he continued. “And then the White House calls you and is like let’s do it. I totally agree, let’s make the change. And then you hangup on him and then you brag about it on national television? It’s extremely counterproductive.”
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