President Donald Trump sent a letter to the Parkland family of Meadow Pollack, who was killed during the Feb. 14 school massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.
Meadow’s brother, Hunter Pollack, shared the letter on Twitter to thank the president. Hunter Pollack is the older brother of Meadow Pollack, 18, who was shot multiple times.
“Our entire Nation mourns the tragic loss of Meadow. Our hearts are heavy for you and your entire family,” Pres. Trump wrote in the March 12 letter, which was addressed to Andrew and Julie Pollack and their son, Hunter.
Pres. Trump also thanked the family for their “presence at the White House for discussions regarding school safety. I was touched by the memories of Meadow you shared,” he continued in the letter. “It was clear she had a bright future, full of tremendous potential — I know that you were so proud of her.”
In his Tweet responding to the President, Hunter Pollack on Monday said it “was great talking about my sister’s beauty, and school security with you. Thank you, Mr. President.” The cover photo of Pollack’s Twitter account showed the family meeting with Pres.Trump at the White House.
Over the weekend, the family posted a video that Hunter Pollack was snubbed from the list of speakers at Saturday’s “March for Our Lives” march in Washington. The video was posted on the family’s Meadow’s Movement social media.
“They don’t really care about the victims’ families,” Hunter Pollack said in a video. “I don’t know what this is about but it’s definitely not about mourning individuals.”
But one of Parkland’s core group of march organizers denied that claim and said he was on the list of speakers but didn’t show up for a preparation discussion that Saturday morning.
The family has differed on what should be the emphasis of the push for changes, saying the focus should be on school safety and not gun control.