President Donald Trump signaled support for one piece of gun control legislation on Monday, five days after a mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead and scores injured.
"The president is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system," Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, wrote in a statement Monday morning.
Sanders said the president spoke to Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, on Friday to express support for the bill Cornyn has introduced with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. The bill is still being amended, the White House cautioned.
The statement did not address how the president would react to more aggressive...