Hunter Pollack, whose sister, Meadow, was killed during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, shared a letter he received from President Donald Trump.
After the shooting in Parkland, Florida, Hunter Pollack, his father Andrew, and brother Huck visited the White House for a listening session.
During the group meeting with Trump, Andrew gave an impassioned speech about his new reality and the necessity of prioritizing school safety over gun control.
“Work with the president and fix the schools. That’s it. No other discussions,” he said. “I’m never gonna see my kid again. Never ever will I see my kid. I want that to sink in. Eternity. My beautiful daughter, I’m never gonna see again.”
The grieving family also met personally with Trump ahead of the listening session, and Hunter called the meeting “effective.”
He also told attendees his trust was in the president, his administration, and his father to find a solution so no other family has to experience what he has.
On Monday, Hunter shared a photo of a letter, dated March 12, that Trump sent to his family.
Thank you @realDonaldTrump for opening the Whitehouse to my family with open arms . Was great talking about my sisters beauty , and school security with you . Thank you Mr. President . pic.twitter.com/HT51tSSUJw
— HUNTER POLLACK (@PollackHunter) March 26, 2018
He expressed his sorrow at Meadow’s passing and his gratitude for the family’s visit to the White House to discuss school safety.
“I was touched by the memories of Meadow you shared. It was clear that she had a bright future, full of tremendous potential — I know that you were so proud of her,” the letter said. “We will not forget her life, and we are resolved to confront the evil that so senselessly took her from us.”
Hunter, in turn, thanked the president for opening up the White House to his family “with open arms.”