ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 19, 2018
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(Parkland, Florida: Victor Oquendo) The background of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz featured; scenes shown of Cruz in court, him fighting at school, his photos with weapons; details given about his gun purchases. [Student Ariana LOPEZ - comments on Cruz's threats.] [Took in Cruz, James & Kimberly SNEAD- say we did not know about him killing animals, the family gun rules, what Cruz may have said after his arrest.] The DCF investigation about Cruz's mental state discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) President Trump's twitter storm noted. Report introduced.
(White House: Jonathan Karl) The student speaking out from the Parkland school featured; scenes shown of a protests outside the White House by Teens for Gun Reform.] [Students Emma GONZALEZ, Cameron KASKY- speak out.] Photos of Trump's visit with survivors of the attack & with first responders & medical staff shown. His tweet critical of the FBI for missing signals about Cruz, a response from Representative Ruben Gallego & Trump tweets about the Russia investigation, including criticizing former President Obama for not acting against Russia, quoted. Obama's sanctions against Russia in 2016 recalled. Trump's criticism of national security advisor H.R. McMaster about Russia discussed.
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