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Trump Expresses Open Confusion, Visibly Fidgets Through Meeting on School Shooting Prevention

“Honestly, I don’t know what that means," the president says at one point.

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President Donald Trump appeared to get completely lost during a discussion on preventing school shootings being held at the White House Thursday.

During the talk, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill talked about active measures schools can take during shootings that can go into effect automatically without the police even being on the scene.

“We also have countermeasures that can be employed by the sheriff’s department within seconds to contain the attacker and in a sense turn the attack on them,” Hill said. “That is a critical piece.”

A confused Trump asked him to explain the concept of countermeasures. “I just don’t know what that means,” he said. “Honestly, I don’t know what that means.”

Hill proceeded to give him an example. “If you are in a hallway, with an active shooter in a hall, and he’s going around looking for targets, you got the doors locked, and somebody is monitoring, and for example, they have smoke canisters that can come in and blind the shooter, which distracts them,” he said. “That gives time, and you know, that critical time when he is allowed looking for targets.”

Trump still didn’t seem to understand the concept.

“In the meantime, he’s shooting everybody, though,” the president said.

“Well, in this particular school, they’re locked down,” Hill patiently explained.

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Sarah K. Burris writes about politics and technology for Raw Story.