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"Checks that tweet was from president trump forty-eight hours after those attacks this week though we have started to hear a different tone we have very very strong background checks right now but we have a <hes> sort of missing areas areas that don't complete the whole circle and i bring this up to say this is not the first time president trump has bestowed a sense of urgency on something only to let that urgency that rate the other thing is yeah. We're looking at various tax reductions in the last twenty four hours. President trump has made significant shifts on on multiple policies that could have big impacts for americans wouldn't talk about them this morning with people who've been working the phones working their sources a._b._c. senior white house correspondent cecilia vega is with us along with a._b._c. senior aditorial producer john santigi and john. I want to start with you because we've seen this back and forth already on background checks now but you actually learned how this this issue evolved minute by minute yesterday what happened so our understanding is that there was a lengthy phone call between president trump and n._r._a. Chief wing law pierre and it was during that phone call brad at the president told law peer he does not support universal background checks now just to be clear it does not sound like the president is backing off of any background. Check legislation something that congress will take up in the fall what led up to that call so brad in the days in weeks weeks. After the shooting the president's daughter ivanka trump who also serves the white house senior advisor. She started working the phones. She was contacting members of congress. She was having conversations asians with her father about background checks about doing something in the wake of these shootings but you have to remember brad democrats. Would i believe i think they'd give up the second amendment and the people that a lot of the people that put me where i am are strong believers in the second amendment and i am also so he knows that he campaigned very hard on the second amendment hillary clinton could take away her right to self-defense. He was successfully got the endorsement of the n._r._a. Early on in our political victory fund is responsible for the content of this advertising so they're being very mindful brad as to what if any impact any action action here would have on the president's support unique even in the first family. There's divisions as to how to deal with the gun issue. I think it's all part of the reason president trump's secured the endorsement of the n._r._a. During the campaign in two thousand sixteen his son donald trump junior is in major major supporter of the n._r._a. So you have to imagine he has also been speaking speaking to his father on this topic"