US first lady Melania Trump says students rallying across the country against gun ownership in the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida school actually “deserve a voice.”
Speaking during a White House meeting on gun control and school safety on Monday, US President Donald Trump’s wife did not mention her husband’s close ties with the pro-gun National Rifle Association (NRA).
The 47-year-old first lady voiced support for students protesting gun violence in the backdrop of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on the afternoon of February 14.
“I have been heartened to see children across this country using their voices to speak out and try to create change,” she said. “They are our…