Samuel L. Jackson joined the chorus of people criticising Donald Trump for his recent plan to prevent mass shootings by arming teachers.
On Friday, the Pulp Fiction star called the US president a “Muthafukka” for this new strategy.
Trump’s plan “hasn’t been particularly well-received” since he first announced it in a listening session on Wednesday at the White House for students and parents who had been affected by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, says Esquire.
The president suggested that “arming 20 percent of teaching staff at schools may be effective at quickly ending attacks,” says HuffPost.
Jackson’s tweet was met with criticism by many people who said teachers should have the right to protect their students.
Others criticised Jackson for glorifying gun violence in several of his action films.
After claiming his idea had been misrepresented by the media, Trump further defended his plan at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday.
“This would be a major deterrent because these people are inherently cowards,” Trump said. “If the Florida gunman thought that other people would be shooting bullets back at him, he wouldn’t have gone there.”
Teachers and health policy experts “have condemned the plan, claiming an increase in guns on campus would make school more dangerous, not less,” reports The Independent.