Trump condemns racism and bigotry following mass shootings

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Trump condemns racism and bigotry following mass shootings
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Trump condemns racism and bigotry following mass shootings
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Monday morning, President Trump addressed the nation regarding the two mass shootings that took place over the weekend. One of the shootings appears to have been carried out by a white supremacist, but the second attack does not appear to be racially motivated. Both of the attacks were carried out using a rifle.

During his speech, President Trump referred to the attackers as barbaric, evil monsters. “Hate has no place in America,” the President said. He also targeted internet message boards and social media during the speech, suggesting mentally ill people are becoming more volatile as they share their hate online with like minded people.

While President Trump suggested he is willing to work with Democrats toward some future developments on gun control, he did not provide specific details. He did tout his administration’s ban on “bump stocks” and imply that he was open to pursuing legislation that would allow law enforcement to more easily confiscate firearms from those accused of mental illness.

The president faced criticism following his speech for incorrectly identifying Toledo as the site of the mass shooting in Ohio. The actual attack took place about 150 miles away in Dayton. Biden made a similar gaffe on Sunday, mistaking Ohio for Michigan.

Below are President Trump’s recent tweets about the attacks:

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