Trump Responds to Parkland Dad Who Thanked Him for Supporting His Family: ‘We All Miss Beautiful Meadow’

Parkland dad Andrew Pollack took to Twitter to express his gratitude for President Donald Trump’s support since his daughter, Meadow, was killed during the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018.

Pollack explained that the American people could “never get the full story from the media” about how supportive the president has been to his family following the loss of Meadow.

Pollack has been one of the most outspoken parents from the Parkland shooting. Instead of focusing on the Second Amendment, Pollack focused on reforming the issues that led to the shooting, including inaction by the school administrators, police officers, and school security guards. He especially criticizes Superintendent Robert Runcie, who he believes failed to keep the shooter away from the school despite numerous warnings.

Pollack has been a longtime supporter of Trump, a position he said he’s been targeted for since a photo of him on the day of the shooting went viral. He remains adamant that Republican leaders are the only ones pushing to fix the problems that led to Meadow’s death.

Pollack has also been a vocal supporter of Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Since DeSantis took over the governor’s mansion in January, he has taken several steps to address the failed leadership that made the shooting possible.

As IJR previously reported, DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel from his office for his failures during the shooting.

Pollack claimed that he wasn’t surprised that DeSantis has been a strong advocate for the Parkland families.

Pollack’s outspoken support for Republicans and his urgent quest to fix the problem of school shootings caught the attention of Trump, who has met with him to hear about his some of the steps that can be taken nationwide to prevent another shooting.

The president took to Twitter on Monday night to thank Pollack for his support.

As IJR previously reported, Trump issued a statement on the one-year anniversary of the horrific shooting.

“Melania and I join all Americans in praying for the continued healing of those in the Parkland community and all communities where lives have been lost to gun violence,” Trump said.