Two victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting appeared on HBO's 'Real Time' with Bill Maher. One said he hung up on the White House after being invited to meet the president while the other said he forgives adults for screwing up the world.
David Hogg and Cameron Kasky are two co-founders of 'Never Again MSD' and are helping to organize the 'March For Our Lives' anti-gun demonstration set for March 24 in Washington. Since the shooting, Kasky has appeared on 'Face The Nation' and the Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about the movement. Kasky was also was featured in CNN's town hall last week, where he demanded Marco Rubio stop taking money from the NRA. Hogg has appeared several times on CNN and Fox News, and even had a Twitter fight with Alex Jones.
"We don’t respect people just because we have to," Kasky told Bill Maher about his interaction with Rubio at the town hall. "We don’t respect you just because you have 'senator' in front of your name... And Mr. Rubio, if you don’t believe me, watch the news."
Hogg said he "hung up on the White House the other day" when he received a call to attend President Trump's own listening session on gun violence last week. He called the timing of the invitation "very offensive considering the fact that there were funerals the next day, there was mourning we still had to do" and also said that he expected Trump to come to the listening session hosted by CNN if he wanted to talk.
"They called me the day before the listening sessions and asked if we were going to come. I said I'm not coming because we expect President Trump to come to the CNN town hall... I ended on this message with them. I said, ‘We don’t need to listen to President Trump. President Trump needs to listen to the screams of the children and the screams of this nation,’” Hogg said about his call from the White House.
Fellow student Cameron Kasky said that he accepts the apology of older generations for the state of the world: "I mean this sincerely to all the generations before us: We sincerely accept your apology. And we appreciate that you are willing to let us rebuild the world that you f****d up."
The duo also joined Bill Maher for his panel: