(TargetLiberty.org) – On August 24, the GOP kicked off the Republican National Convention (RNC). The first night was filled with emotional speeches from a number of President Donald Trump’s allies, including Donald Trump Jr. However, none of them was more gut-wrenching than Andrew Pollack’s.
On February 14, 2018, Mr. Pollack’s life was changed forever when his daughter Meadow lost her life in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, FL. During his RNC speech, he explained how his child was shot nine times. Five of those wounds came after Meadow “draped her body” over a freshman girl in an attempt to protect her. Both of the kids died, and so did 15 other teachers and students.
Pollack praised Trump for immediately taking action after the massacre. In the week following, he said the president showed himself to be a “good man and great listener.” The heartbroken father implored people to vote for the president’s reelection because “the safety of your kids depends” on it.
Watch the emotional speech in full:
After the Parkland shooting, President Trump developed a safety commission to address problems in schools. He’s also been an outspoken supporter of Second Amendment rights and arming teachers to protect kids. He’s promised to continue the fight if he’s reelected.
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