Just a week after the tragic mass shooting at a Florida high school, Donald Trump held a listening session for some of the student survivors and their families at the White House. After the event took place, many were not pleased with the president.

Trump on mass shooting

It was only a week ago when Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida became the scene of the latest mass shooting in the United States.

Just after 2 p.m. local time, 19-year-old Nikolas Jacob Cruz, a former student at the school, took his loaded weapon and unloaded on his former classmates. By the time Cruz was taken into custody by police, 17 people had been killed, with many others left injured. The shooting sparked another debate about gun control, with the expected reactions coming from the political left and right.

Since then, students at the school and others around the country have been vocal in pushing for increased gun control, with walk-outs and protests taking place as the call for action grows louder.

As reported by CBS News on February 21, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as well as family members, were invited to the White House where they elaborated on their thoughts. Over the course of the session, students and teachers addressed the president, who mostly sat quietly and listened to stories.

Donald Trump has taken a hard line in his support of the Second Amendment, even being endorsed by the NRA back in 2016.

Despite this, Trump has suggested that he would be open to working towards increased background checks, as well as banning bump stocks. "We're going to be very strong on background checks... very strong emphasis on the mental health of somebody, and we are going to do plenty of other things," Trump said at the session.

Twitter reaction

In response to Donald Trump's listening session, critics of the president were not impressed. "I’m really annoyed with this listening session. It’s just another photo op. At least the one dad took him to task," one tweet read.

"Thoughts and prayers are empty if we don’t act to change the conditions that allow mass shootings to keep happening," a Twitter user wrote.

"They purposely didn’t invite Emma Gonzalez or David Hogg??? It’s a set up. I remember when my mayor dodged visiting my class again. Them questions are too hard for these pussies. WE WANT EMMA AND DAVID," a follow-up tweet noted. "Could you have picked more UNFOCUSED FAMILY and STUDENTS to have your LISTENING MEETING with," an additional tweet added.

"This 'listening session' is a joke, right?

The people in that room are just passing along condolences and saying how a shooting like that shouldn't happen again," a social media user wrote. "Why didn’t Trump and the White House invite the kids from Stoneman Douglas who are leading the Never Again movement? Oh we all know why," yet another tweet added.