Sen. Dianne Feinstein Jumps For Joy When Trump Suggests Adding Democratic Amendments To Manchin-Toomey


At President Trump's bipartisan meeting on gun control Wednesday afternoon, the president shocked many Democrats by heartily endorsing measures to curb gun violence.

After wondering why it doesn't cover more ideas, Trump suggested adding two bills from Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Dianne Feinstein to the bipartisan compromise bill from Sens. Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey.

CNN's Ryan Struyk turned it into a gif:

It is unclear exactly what bills Trump had in mind, but Sen. Feinstein had earlier explained her plan to ban assault weapons to President Trump in detail:

SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR: I want to make one more case, and we appreciate your support for that bill from a different perspective. And, of course, I support Dianne's bill and other things. But the states that have these background checks -- they have a 38 percent lower domestic homicide rate -- this is domestic violence.

TRUMP: Right.

KLOBUCHAR: And, for those cases, especially, it makes a major difference. And this number, to -- for you to keep with you -- 6,000 women in 10 years were killed by a partner, whether it was a spouse or boyfriend -- 6,000. That is more than our -- we've lost for (ph) brave troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

TRUMP: Big difference.

KLOBUCHAR: And so just doing something on this background check issue and using that as a base, and then I would like to add some of these other things we've talked about, I think, would make a major difference...

TRUMP: So if you can add that to this bill, that would be great. Dianne, if you could add what you have also and I think you can into the bill --

FEINSTEIN: Joe, are you ready?


TRUMP: can you do that? Joe can you do that? Pat? Can you add some of the -- you're going to agree with.

FEINSTEIN: If you help.

TRUMP: Well no, I'll help, but can you add what Amy and what Dianne have? Can we add them in? And I know you can add what ...

KLOBUCHAR: I have another domestic violence bill that's very narrow, and it's about dating partners and a number of states have just enacted it with Republican support.

TRUMP: I would say this, we're going to get it passed. We're going to get it passed. If you can add domestic-violence paragraphs, pages into this bill, I'm all for it. I think it's terrific if you can do it. It can be done. That could be done too.

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