US President Donald Trump was planned Wednesday to visit the two cities where the mass shootings that left 31 people dead took place over the weekend.
The US president Trump confirmed in a tweet that he will travel to Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, “to meet with First Responders, Law Enforcement, and some of the victims of the terrible shootings.”
Trump has been enduring an onslaught for his reaction to the shootings in a location to the country on Monday. Rather than utilizing the discourse to push for harder weapon control measures, he alluded to emotional wellness issues and accused computer games and online life for firearm violence.
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democrat, said she would welcome Trump in her official capacity as mayor, but added that she intends to tell him “how unhelpful he’s been” on addressing gun violence.
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo also said he would meet Trump “in an official capacity” as part of his formal duty but said he would challenge any “harmful and inaccurate statements made about El Paso.”
The weekend shootings, the most recent in a long series of mass shootings in the US, have expedited the president’s crackdown relocation over the US-Mexico border into core interest.
The 21-year-old shooter in El Paso posted an enemy of transient, racial oppressor screed online before the shooting, which killed 22 individuals, including eight Mexicans. He was caught alive by police.
The thought process of the 24-year-old Dayton shooter stays unclear. He was executed by law enforcement officials at the scene.