While addressing reporters in Morristown, New Jersey, Trump denounced the mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, saying “hate has no place in our country.” He later added that “we’re going to take care” of the problem before stating that there’s a mental illness problem in the US.
In his first on-camera comments since the two shootings, President Trump praises law enforcement and says “hate has no place in our country.” He does not answer questions about white nationalism, or use the phrase, but he says he’ll make another statement tomorrow around 10 a.m.
Trump says “hate has no place in our country. And we’re going to take care of it.” Then blames the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso on mental illness.
"We're talking to a lot of people and a lot of things are in the works," President Trump says when asked how he will handle the gun problem in the wake of mass shootings.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 4, 2019
Also something to think about when it comes to these shootings:
I wonder why perpetrators of #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism prefer to use Donald Trump's exact words in their manifestos?
Could it be his "invasion" rhetoric inspires #TrumpsTerrorists with a false narrative?
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) August 4, 2019