Trump Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mr Trump described his NRA meeting as "great"

President Donald Trump has hailed a meeting with a top National Rifle Association (NRA) lobbyist a day after saying that lawmakers were "petrified" of the organisation.

Both Mr Trump and NRA lobbyist Chris Cox described their talks on Thursday as "great" on social media.

The president supported the right to bear arms, Mr Cox added.

The Oval Office meeting came just over two weeks after the Parkland school shooting in Florida in which 17 died.

What happened at the meeting?

Mr Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met Mr Cox, the chief lobbyist for the Institute for Legislative Action - the NRA's lobbying branch.

Shortly after the meeting on Thursday evening, Mr Cox tweeted that "POTUS and VPOTUS support the Second Amendment".

This refers to the section of the US constitution which gives Americans the right to bear arms.

End of Twitter post by @ChrisCoxNRA

An hour after Mr Cox, Mr Trump described the meeting as "Good (Great)".

The White House is refusing to give further information about what happened or what was said.

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Lobbyist Chris Cox, President Donald Trump and NRA president Wayne LaPierre

Where does President Trump stand on guns?

Mr Trump shocked Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday when he came out in support of gun control measures.

In a televised meeting, he urged lawmakers to pass strong reform measures.

"I want you to come up with a strong bill - and really strong on background checks," Mr Trump said, pushing them to work across party lines.

The president also said the NRA has "great power over you people", but "less power over me".


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