- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Actress and progressive activist Rose McGowan offered to sit down with President Trump to discuss mental health reform in the wake of Monday’s hospital shooting in Chicago that left a police officer and two others dead.

Ms. McGowan, a leader of the #MeToo movement and an outspoken critic of Mr. Trump, issued several tweets Monday night calling for change after a gunman killed a police officer, an ER doctor and a hospital worker at Mercy Hospital in Chicago’s Near South Side. The gunman died in a shootout with police.

“Multiple people wounded in ‘active shooter’ attack at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital — Chicago Tribune — for f–’s sake, America. Get your s– together,” she tweeted.

Ms. McGowan, who once claimed that Trump voters were victims of “cult brainwashing,” eventually softened her “#banguns” stance and offered to sit down with the president to discuss mental health reform and come up with a compromise that would allow Americans to keep their guns.

“Dear [email protected] I’d like to discuss mental health in America with you,” the former “Chosen” star tweeted to her nearly 900,000 followers.

“I believe by revamping the mental health system you could help solve the gun problem,” she wrote. “You keep your guns, we get mental health funding and humane care. Does that seem like a fair trade? #MentalHealthSupport”

Some conservatives appeared excited about the idea. Conservative website Twitchy gave praise to a solution that didn’t include “confiscation, bans or nuke threats.”

The White House issued no immediate public response to Ms. McGowan’s proposal.


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