Published: Wed, August 07, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

#MyPresident Trends For Barack Obama After Viral Message On El Paso Attack

#MyPresident Trends For Barack Obama After Viral Message On El Paso Attack

He made no mention of limiting gun sales.

Mr Margo has previously criticised Mr Trump for suggesting that El Paso, which had fewer homicides in all of 2017 than the death toll in Saturday's attack, was a risky and unsafe place.

He also noted no other nation on Earth comes close to experiencing the frequency of mass shootings the US does and no other developed nation tolerates the high levels of gun violence.

"We have done much more than most administrations", he said, without elaboration. Directly addressing President Trump, the Post said, "America is scared and we need bold action". "He has no place here", O'Rourke tweeted.

The president called on Americans in a nationwide address on Monday to condemn bigotry, but community leaders say his words rang hollow set against a longstanding refusal to call out white supremacy and a history of provocative tweets widely condemned as racist.

"There is a renewed desire by many people to show him being presidential", a second source close to the White House said. "It's not like he's going to help or do anything about it".

Without naming President Trump or the divisive rhetoric of his successor on immigration and race - which some Democrats have said fans the hatred behind violent acts like Saturday's massacre in El Paso - Obama urged the public to rebuff "leaders" who scapegoat certain groups and employ bigoted language. But the White House had not made any formal announcement. He is believed to have posted a manifesto online railing against Hispanic immigrants.

The El Paso shooting is one of the deadliest in USA history.

Rep. Jennifer Wexton joined hundreds of protesters Monday at a vigil outside the National Rifle Association headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, to call for more restrictive gun laws and memorialize the victims of two mass shootings over the weekend.

The suspected gunman in the attack in El Paso, Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, has been charged with capital murder following the attack, which left 22 dead.

The hospital did not release the names or ages of the two patients who died, but hospital officials described one as an elderly woman. He said Trump also wants "to have a conversation" about ways to head off future deadly episodes.

El Paso forms one large conurbation with its Mexican twin, Ciudad Juárez, that straddles the Rio Grande, conjoined by bridges where hundreds of thousands of people cross each day. "He has told the country that we are people to be feared, people to be hated". He said Mexico will participate in the investigation and trial of the man suspected of carrying out the attack.

Adding to the backlash, Washington-based non-profit the Center for Public Integrity questioned Trump´s self-professed "unfailing support" to El Paso, pointing to $570,000 in unpaid police and public safety-related bills it said he owed the city dating back to a campaign visit in February. Police reported 23 murders previous year and 20 in 2017.

She was backed by the chairman of the El Paso County Republican Party, Adolpho Telles, who defended Trump´s visit but told CNN he needs to be more careful about his language. They arrived with their 5-year-old son at a motel only to find police helicopters circling overhead. "I don't think anybody would be in favor of him [Trump] being here, first of all, " Tavarez said.

Mr. Trump tweet continued, "I am the least racist person. You know there are many".

"We must stop the glorification of violence in our society", Trump said.

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