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Donald Trump finally calls for greater background checks on people buying guns

Trump tweeted that both parties need to support strengthening background checks (Picture: Getty Images)

Donald Trump has called for bipartisan legislation to strengthen background checks on people trying to buy guns.

The tweet, which was confusingly sent as a reply to another unrelated tweet about media coverage of an ‘anti-Trump Russia rally’, offered no specifics on the issue.

However, it is the first concrete sign that the White House could move to make changes to gun legislation.

‘Whether we are Republican or Democrat, we must now focus on strengthening Background Checks!’ he wrote.