On Friday, President Trump appeared to argue that his signature campaign slogan is “Second Amendment to every American.”
“I think it’s one of the greatest words in the world.
And, you know, that was the big question on everybody’s mind,” Trump told reporters after the inauguration.
“It’s something that we all were very conscious of.
We were all talking about it.
I think it was very clear to everybody.
It’s one thing to say it, it’s another thing to do it.
And we’re going to do that.””
The Second — to every — every American — every single American has a right to bear arms,” Trump continued.
“And I think the Second Amendment, you’ll notice, is a great — and I don’t know what else you’re going, you’re probably going to want to go ahead and sign it.
You’re probably signing it because you want to protect your family, your community, your property.
I don, I don.
You know what I mean?
And that’s a great, a very, very strong, a — that’s an incredibly strong thing.”
The Republican president’s comments came on the same day he signed an executive order allowing Americans to carry firearms into government buildings, even without a permit.
Trump’s executive order specifically allows anyone to carry a concealed firearm into the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the National Mall, and other areas of the federal government.