Ivanka Trump says that President Trump’s plan to arm teachers as a way to curb school shootings is a worthy idea.
The mother of three young children told MSNBC’s Peter Alexander Sunday admitted that she didn’t know whether it would be effective, but that the idea merited consideration.
“I think that having a teacher who is armed, who cares deeply about her students or his students, and who is capable and qualified to bear arms is not a bad idea, ” said Trump, who added that it was an “idea that needs to be discussed.”
“Obviously, there would have to be an incredibly high standard for who would be able to bear arms in our schools. But I think there is no one solution for creating safety,” she said.
The remarks were part of a sweeping interview that Trump gave on “Today” Monday morning.
President Trump doubled down on the idea to curb gun violence by arming teachers during his speech to CPAC on Friday. The plan is also endorsed by the NRA.
“It’s time to make our schools a much harder target for attackers,” the president said at the annual gathering of conservatives. “When we declare our schools to be gun free zones, it just puts our students in far more danger.”
“People that are adept with weaponry and with guns, they teach. I don’t want to have 100 guards with rifles standing all over the school. You do a concealed carry permit.”
The position puts the president at odds with many of the most vocal survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting who have come out strongly to advocate for stricter gun control measures.