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USTrump visits Ohio city after mass shooting that shocked country

19:16  07 august  2019
19:16  07 august  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Two mass shootings that killed 30 people in Texas and Ohio reverberated across the United States' political arena on Sunday as Democratic presidential Dozens were also wounded Saturday and early Sunday in shootings within just 13 hours of each other in carnage that shocked a country that has

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DAYTON, Ohio, Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited the Ohio city that suffered one of last weekend's two deadly mass shootings that shocked the country, even as critics and protesters accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-immigrant and racially charged rhetoric.

Trump visits Ohio city after mass shooting that shocked country© Bryan Woolston/Reuters A mourner leaves a candle at the scene of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. August 4, 2019. - RC1C2CFFB1C0

Trump visited survivors, first responders and staff at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where nine people and the suspect were killed in a rampage early on Sunday.

Dozens of protesters outside the hospital set up a "baby Trump" blimp balloon and held signs reading "Do Something," "Save our city," and "You are why."

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Trump is preparing to visit El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio , on Wednesday, appearances that will not be universally welcome as the two cities grieve Conway suggested that Trump 's itinerary would be similar to other visits in the wake of mass shootings or natural disasters, which have included

Dayton incident comes hours after at least 20 people died in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

Later in the day, Trump will visit the Texas city of El Paso, on the border with Mexico, where 22 people were killed at a Walmart store on Saturday by a 21-year-old man who had posted an anti-immigrant manifesto online.

The back-to-back massacres, occurring 13 hours apart, have reopened the national debate over gun safety and led protesters in Dayton to heckle Ohio's Republican governor, Mike DeWine, at a vigil for the shooting victims with chants of "Do something!"

As he left the White House, Trump said he wanted to strengthen background checks for gun purchases and make sure mentally ill people did not carry guns. He predicted congressional support for those two measures but not for banning assault rifles.

"I can tell you that there is no political appetite for that at this moment," Trump told reporters at the White House. "But I will certainly bring that up ... There is a great appetite, and I mean a very strong appetite, for background checks."

Dayton community still in shock following tragic mass shooting, ‘We can never forget them,' President Trump tweets

Dayton community still in shock following tragic mass shooting, ‘We can never forget them,' President Trump tweets Dayton community still in shock following tragic mass shooting, ‘We can never forget them,' President Trump tweets

As the nation reeled from two mass shootings in less than a day, President Donald Trump spent The shootings will likely complicate that strategy, and Democrats who are campaigning to deny God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio ." His first tweet after the El Paso shooting on Saturday hit similar

And in a mass shooting in the early hours of Sunday, just 13 hours later, a gunman in Dayton, Ohio , was wearing body armor and carrying 100-bullet The Republican mayor of El Paso, Dee Margo, said on Sunday that El Paso’s binational culture – as a majority Latinx city with a sister city directly across

In Dayton, Trump was greeted at the airport by a bipartisan group of state and local officials, including Democratic Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, who had said she would welcome Trump but planned to tell him he had been "unhelpful" on the issue of gun violence.

Critics have said Trump stokes violence with racially incendiary rhetoric. The El Paso massacre is being investigated as a hate crime and the FBI said the Dayton shooter had explored violent ideologies.

On Monday, Trump gave a speech focusing on mental health reforms, tighter internet regulation and wider use of the death penalty. Democrats accuse Trump of hiding behind talk of mental illness and the influence of social media rather than committing to laws they insist are needed to restrict gun ownership and the types of weapons that are legal.

In Iowa, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden planned to say in a campaign speech, "We have a president with a toxic tongue who has publicly and unapologetically embraced a political strategy of hate, racism, and division."

President Trump to visit Dayton Wednesday following deadly mass shooting

President Trump to visit Dayton Wednesday following deadly mass shooting President Donald Trump will be visiting Dayton on Wednesday, according to a notice from the Federal Aviation Administration. The notice comes one day after a deadly mass shooting left 10 dead including the shooter and dozens of others wounded. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said she spoke personally with Trump Sunday evening, who told her he plans to visit Dayton following the city's deadly mass shooting. "The president did tell me on the phone Sunday evening that he was coming, I told him he would be welcome," Whaley said.

Two mass shootings that killed 29 people in Texas and Ohio reverberated across the U.S. political arena on Sunday, with some Democratic presidential candidates accusing President Donald Trump of stoking racial divisions while he insisted "hate has no place in our country ."

Two mass shootings that killed 30 people in Texas and Ohio reverberated across the United States' political arena on Sunday as Democratic presidential Dozens were also wounded Saturday and early Sunday in shootings within just 13 hours of each other in carnage that shocked a country that has

In a sign of higher tensions after the shootings, a motorcycle backfiring on Tuesday night in New York's Times Square sent crowds running for fear of another gun attack. "People are obviously very frightened," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told CNN.

Authorities in Texas have said they are investigating Saturday's shooting spree in the predominantly Hispanic west Texas border city of El Paso as a hate crime and an act of domestic terrorism. They cited a racist manifesto posted online shortly before the shooting, which they attributed to the suspect.

An open letter to Trump on Wednesday in the El Paso Times described the border city as having "a deep tradition of racial harmony" whose people came together after the tragedy. It admonished Trump for calling El Paso one of the country's most dangerous cities in his February State of the Union address.

"The violence that pierced El Paso, drawing you here today, is not of our own community," wrote editor Tim Archuleta. "An outsider came here to shatter our city, to murder our neighbors. A white man from another Texas city came to target the more than 80% of us who share Hispanic roots."

Both President Trump, And Former VP Joe Biden Mix Up Mass Shooting Locations

Both President Trump, And Former VP Joe Biden Mix Up Mass Shooting Locations President Donald Trump addressed the nation Monday to condemn the mass shootings that happened over the weekend. During the address, the President identified the wrong Ohio city, saying: “May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo.” Social media erupted into a firestorm after the remarks. Here is President Trump getting the Ohio mass shooting city wrong, blessing victims of Toledo instead of Dayton. pic.twitter.com/zeoqF7RLTH — Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) August 5, 2019 I didn't believe it. I had to rewind the DVR three times.

Shortly after Trump spoke, authorities said another person had died from injuries sustained during the mass “The Media has a big responsibility to life and safety in our Country ,” Trump wrote. Trump has reneged on previous pledges to strengthen gun laws. After other mass shootings he called for

President Trump spoke from the White House after two mass shootings took place over the weekend in Texas and Ohio .CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New President Trump condemned racism and white supremacy on Monday morning, in the wake of back-to-back mass shootings over the weekend that

'SINISTER IDEOLOGIES'

Trump, in his televised White House speech on Monday, condemned "sinister ideologies" and hate. His supporters say Democrats unfairly blame him for the behavior of criminals.

Democrats say Trump's own anti-immigrant, racially charged language at rallies and on Twitter has done much to fan racist, white nationalist sentiments, creating a political climate more conducive to hate-based violence.

U.S. Representative Veronica Escobar, a Democrat whose congressional district includes El Paso, declared that Trump "is not welcome here."

Trump staged his first political rally of 2019 in El Paso in February.

She said on Twitter on Tuesday she declined a White House invitation to join Trump in El Paso after being told he was too busy to speak with her by phone in advance. "I refuse to be an accessory to his visit," Escobar later told CNN.

Former Texas congressman and El Paso native Beto O'Rourke, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, said Trump "helped create the hatred that made Saturday's tragedy possible" and thus "has no place here."

In an apparent answer to his criticism, Trump said on Twitter late on Tuesday O'Rourke "should respect the victims & law enforcement - & be quiet!"

Not everyone agreed that Trump should stay away.

"This is not a political visit," El Paso Mayor Dee Margo told reporters. "He is president of the United States. So in that capacity, I will fulfill my obligations as mayor of El Paso to meet with the president and discuss whatever our needs are in this community." (Additional reporting by Nandita Bose, Rich McKay, Susan Heavey and Doina Chiacu in Washingon, Barbara Goldberg in New York; Editing by Howard Goller and Alistair Bell)

FBI has unlocked a phone belonging to Dayton shooter.
FBI briefed Democratic lawmakers Thursday on its investigation of the Dayton shooter

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