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Trump processes Fla. students' grief as president, parent


February 25, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, it was the images of children that propelled President Donald Trump to act.

Trump spent the first days after the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida fixated on the grieving and anguished students and parents.

While at his Florida estate for the long weekend after the shooting, Trump studied the students' appeals on cable news, listened to their accounts during a visit to a hospital and processed their words not just as a president but as the father of an 11-year-old.

The shooting made "no sense," Trump has told aides privately, and said the White House had to...

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