Trump Called Parkland Deputy A 'Coward.' What Has That Word Historically Meant?10:54
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People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting on Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. President Trump's reference to the school resource officer who remained outside during the shooting as a "coward" sparked a national conversation about cowardice. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting on Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. President Trump's reference to the school resource officer who remained outside during the shooting as a "coward" sparked a national conversation about cowardice. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

President Trump's reference to the school resource officer who remained outside during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School as a "coward" sparked a national conversation about cowardice — what it is, and what it isn't.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Boston University professor Chris Walsh, who wrote the book "Cowardice: A Brief History," and says the word should be used carefully.

This segment aired on February 28, 2018.

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