Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso, Sites of Weekend Mass Shootings

HeadlineAug 08, 2019

President Trump visited Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, Wednesday, in a politically polarizing trip that followed last weekend’s mass shootings that killed a combined 32 people, including the Dayton gunman. During Trump’s first stop in Ohio, he met with medical workers at Miami Valley Hospital, posing for a group photo and grinning with two thumbs up. Outside, hundreds of protesters accused Trump of stoking white supremacist violence, chanting “Do something!” and “Hate not welcome here!” Later in the day, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump toured El Paso’s University Medical Center, where none of the eight survivors still receiving treatment agreed to meet with the president. Trump did meet with law enforcement personnel at an El Paso emergency operations center. 

President Donald Trump: “We had an amazing day. As you know, we left Ohio. And the love, the respect for the office of the presidency, it was — I wish you could have been in there to see it.”

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