Over the weekend, two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio left at least thirty people dead and many others injured. One shooter is in custody and the other is dead.
The President addressed the nation this morning, condemning white nationalism and saying that we need to respond with “urgent resolve” following the deadly weekend.
“In one voice our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America,” the President said.
“We are outraged and sickened by this monstrous evil – the cruelty, the hatred, the malice, the bloodshed and the terror,” Trump continued. “Our hearts are shattered.”
He also lent his support to “red flag laws” and mentioned taking a look at other measures, such as the death penalty, for mass murders.
Trump: "In one voice our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America." pic.twitter.com/5u9umu0egq
— Axios (@axios) August 5, 2019
President Trump: “Together we lock arms to shoulder the grief. We ask God in heaven to ease the anguish of those who suffer and we vow to act with urgent resolve” pic.twitter.com/1xu7gdEbxs
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 5, 2019
On Twitter, he suggested “marrying legislation with desperately needed immigration reform.”
….this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2019