WATCH: Testy Trump Folds His Arms and Pouts as Dem Governor Rips Apart His Plan to Arm Teachers


President Donald Trump on Monday got an earful from Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee about his plan to arm school teachers — and he did not appear at all happy to be on the receiving end of criticism.

During a talk with governors about school safety, Inslee stood to counter Trump’s plan to train teachers in schools to use firearms to potentially take out mass shooters.

In particular, Inslee said that conversations he’d had with teachers suggested they wanted no part of the president’s plan to give them deadly weapons.

“I have listened to the biology teachers, and they don’t want to do that at any percentage,” Inslee said. “I’ve listened to the first-grade teachers who don’t want to be pistol-packing first-grade teachers. I’ve listened to the law enforcement officials who say they don’t want to train teachers as law enforcement agencies, which takes about six months.”

Inslee then chided the president for insisting that arming teachers was the solution to school shootings, despite the pleas of teachers across the country to find alternative means.

“Now this is a circumstance where I think we need to listen — that educators should educate, and they should not be foisted upon this responsibility of packing heat in first-grade classes,” he said. “I just suggest that we need a little less tweeting here, and a little more listening.”

Trump ignored Inslee’s remarks and proceeded to call on Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to change the subject.

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