Sunday, 25 August, 2019

Donald Trump To Visit El Paso Tomorrow Following Mass Shooting: Mayor

ABC News ABC News
Samantha Long | 06 August, 2019, 18:25

But he didn't say how or why he was connecting the unrelated issues.

President Trump is scheduled to deliver remarks from the White House at 10 a.m. ET.

Over the weekend, Trump tried to assure Americans he was dealing with the problem and defended his administration in light of criticism following the latest in a string of mass shootings.

Democrats said Trump was indirectly to blame for the attack in Texas, with some drawing connections between his rhetoric to a resurgence in nationalism and xenophobic sentiment. "We have done actually a lot".

Gun culture is deeply rooted in America, and efforts to strengthen firearms regulations remain divisive even though mass shootings are commonplace.

But Trump has resisted calls to toughen other gun control laws. The White House threatened a presidential veto if those measures passed Congress.

He noted how the Parkland, Fla., school shooter in February 2018 exhibited numerous signs that he would do something destructive but "nobody did anything".

Far-right website 8chan terminated after United States shootings
Voxility in turn completely removed them from their network. "Today, the Daily Stormer is still available and still disgusting". But hours later, an 8chan administrator said the service, which does not moderate content, was migrating to BitMitigate.

Trump claimed he would stand up to the gun lobby and finally get results in quelling gun violence. But he later retreated, expressing support for modest changes to the federal background check system and for arming teachers. Police in El Paso cited a racist, anti-immigrant manifesto posted online shortly before the shooting, which they attributed to the suspect. The border city has figured prominently in the immigration debate and is home to 680,000 people, majority Latino.

Democrats on Monday accused Trump of fostering an environment of hate that led to the shootings, and they angrily renewed their calls for his defeat next year.

The nation's first African-American president also directly referenced and condemned the apparent racist and anti-immigrant motives of the 21-year-old white man who authorities believe killed at least 22 people inside a Walmart in El Paso on Saturday.

Earlier Monday, Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) said President Trump is not "welcome" to in El Paso and should "accept responsibility" that his rhetoric was a contributing factor to the massacre.

"The words that he was using were numerous same words the President had been using", O'Rourke said. "No other developed nation tolerates the levels of gun violence that we do". "Hate has no place in America", the president said. The survey was conducted both before and after a mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand.

"Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun", he said.

But he failed to mention new background-check measures or legislation to ban assault weapons.

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