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Trump visits El Paso in the wake of mass shooting and praises victims and first responders before launching into tirade against Democratic lawmakers

In this Aug. 5, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. As Trump attempts to return to the role of national unifier after yet another set of shooting tragedies, his efforts to heal a divided nation are further complicated by his own role in stoking the kind of incendiary rhetoric that appears to have inspired one of the shooters (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday in the wake of a mass shooting that left 22 dead.
“We had an amazing day,” the president said after visiting with law enforcement and victims of the shooting at a hospital. “We were there a lot longer than we were anticipated to be. We met with also the doctors, nurses, the medical staff. They have done an incredible job.”
Trump’s visit to El Paso was marred with controversy given that the suspected shooter posted a racist manifesto online before carrying out the massacre. It echoed some of Trump’s own rhetoric and characterized Hispanic immigration to the US as an “invasion.”
Earlier Wednesday, Trump visited a hospital in Dayton, Ohio, the site of a second mass shooting to happen over the weekend.
He was widely criticized for attacking Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley after leaving the city, and he continued his attacks against them in El Paso.
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President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday in the wake of a mass shooting at a Walmart on Saturday that left 22 dead.

“We had an amazing day,” Trump said after visiting with victims of the shooting and law enforcement at a hospital. “As you know we left Ohio, and the love, the respect for the office of the presidency, it was — I wish you could there to see it.”See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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