“What he wants to do is go to these communities and grieve with them, pray with them, offer condolences,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said of Trump’s planned visits to Dayton and El Paso.
Gidley also said Trump wants “to have a conversation” about how to stop these mass shootings from happening.
This should be applauded by the left but it is not. They only see hate when they hear Trump’s name and it clouds their judgment.
Look at some of the disgraceful things Beto O’Rourke and others have been saying about Trump for proof the left has lost its mind.
That said, you just knew Trump would not stay quiet for long.
From Fox News: President Trump on Tuesday ripped into 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, telling him to “be quiet” ahead of his visit to the Democrat’s hometown of El Paso, Texas, following last weekend’s shooting that left 22 dead.
Over the past several days, O’Rourke has slammed the president, whom he has partially blamed for the massacre, pointing to his rhetoric about Hispanic immigrants that was echoed in the killer’s manifesto. The former congressman declared that Trump is a “racist” and compared his language to Nazi Germany’s Third Reich. He also compared Trump’s North Carolina rally– where the “send her back” chant took place– to “Nuremberg.”
“That is a leader reveling in the hatred and the racism of the people that he purports to serve and to lead,” O’Rourke said Monday.
Trump responded to O’Rourke and claimed the candidate is using a “phony name” in an attempt to appeal to voters.
“Beto (phony name to indicate Hispanic heritage) O’Rourke, who is embarrassed by my last visit to the Great State of Texas, where I trounced him, and is now even more embarrassed by polling at 1 percent in the Democrat Primary, should respect the victims & law enforcement – & be quiet!” Trump wrote in a late-night tweet.
O’Rourke responded to Trump’s tweet and double-downed on his claim that Trump is responsible.
“22 people in my hometown are dead after an act of terror inspired by your racism,” he tweeted. “El Paso will not be quiet and neither will I.”
Beto (phony name to indicate Hispanic heritage) O’Rourke, who is embarrassed by my last visit to the Great State of Texas, where I trounced him, and is now even more embarrassed by polling at 1% in the Democrat Primary, should respect the victims & law enforcement – & be quiet!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019