President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the mass shooting at a South Florida High School from the White House, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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TOPSHOT - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School staff, teachers and students return to school greeted by police and well wishers in Parkland, Florida on February 28, 2018. 
Students grieving for slain classmates prepared for an emotional return Wednesday to their Florida high school, where a mass shooting shocked the nation and led teen survivors to spur a growing movement to tighten America's gun laws. The community of Parkland, Florida, where residents were plunged into tragedy two weeks ago, steeled itself for the resumption of classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where nearby flower-draped memorials and 17 white crosses pay tribute to the 14 students and three staff members who were murdered by a former student.
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TOPSHOT - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School staff, teachers and students return to school greeted by police and well wishers in Parkland, Florida on February 28, 2018. Students grieving for slain classmates prepared for an emotional return Wednesday to their Florida high school, where a mass shooting shocked the nation and led teen survivors to spur a growing movement to tighten America's gun laws. The community of Parkland, Florida, where residents were plunged into tragedy two weeks ago, steeled itself for the resumption of classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where nearby flower-draped memorials and 17 white crosses pay tribute to the 14 students and three staff members who were murdered by a former student. / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)
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This image made available by the Broward County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, shows Sheriff Scott Israel, holding the hand of Anthony Borges, 15, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The teenager was shot five times during the massacre on Valentine's Day that killed 17 students. Borges is being credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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Mark Bogen, the vice mayor of Florida’s Broward County, said Friday that President Donald Trump’s expected visit with the victims of the Parkland school shooting is “absolutely absurd.”

“Him coming here is absolutely absurd, and he’s a hypocrite,” Bogen said of the President in an interview Friday with CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield. “How can you come here and talk about how horrible it is when you support these laws?”

The President on Thursday offered no indication he is willing to revisit the nation’s gun laws, instead emphasizing the mental health aspect of mass shootings. Last February, he signed a measure that revoked an Obama-era regulation, which required the Social Security Administration to disclose information to the national gun background check system about certain people with mental illness on a quarterly basis. It’s unclear, however, if that measure would have prevented Wednesday’s shooting.

“So President Trump now, based on his actions, allows mentally ill people to purchase guns when over a year ago they could not,” Bogen said.

Bogen argued that Trump is a hypocrite because he supports the purchasing of assault weapons, “and then comes down here and wants to act as though this is horrible, and this shouldn’t happen, but goes back to Washington and supports it.”

“It is hypocrisy, it is absolute hypocrisy,” Bogen said.

Trump announced on Twitter Friday morning that he’ll be leaving for Florida later to “meet with some of the bravest people on earth – but people whose lives have been totally shattered.”