Trump visited the places of mass executions in Texas and Ohio: how they met the president. A PHOTO. VIDEO
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have visited the cities where the mass shootings took place last weekend - Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. Trump was greeted by groups of protesters, but those who supported the president's visit also took to the streets. Writes about it with the BBC.
On the night of August 22-XNUMX in the United States, there were two cases of shooting in public places at once - in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. The first attack killed XNUMX people, the second - nine. The El Paso shooting is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. The motives of the Dayton shooter are not yet known.
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After the massacres, Trump was harshly criticized for his anti-immigrant remarks. Many opponents condemned his statements, which, in their opinion, spur the radicals.
First of all, Trump visited Dayton. The president’s convoy headed to the hospital, where Trump met with the wounded who worked at the shooting site as emergency personnel, as well as with the relatives of the victims.
My time spent in Dayton and El Paso with some of the greatest people on earth. Thank you for a job well done! pic.twitter.com/TNVDGhxOpo
- Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) August 8
A crowd of protesters gathered outside the hospital, urging Trump to "do something" and "end the hatred." Before Trump left the hospital, the protesters were fenced off from the exit by an ambulance.
President's press secretary Stephanie Grisham has published short excerpts of Trump's conversations with the victims. “God is with you. I want you to know that we are with you to the end, ”the president told them.
Protesters believe Trump is indirectly responsible for the shooting. The president's statements "add fuel to the fire," said Jim Maidwell, who took to the streets of Dayton.
“He feeds on negativity, hate and fear,” he says.
Near the end of the visit, Dayton Police Department reported that Trump would not stop at the scene of the shooting in Oregon County.
Trump did not make official statements following the visit to Dayton.
And in El Paso, none of the 8 hospital survivors of the mass shooting wanted to meet with Trump during his visit to the city. Writes about it Business Insider.
Incredible afternoon in El Paso, Texas. We love you, and are with you, all the way! pic.twitter.com/pTNhHapx86
- Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) August 8
The president’s visit to El Paso was surrounded by mass protests by residents and community groups who opposed his arrival in the city because of the demonization of immigrants for political gain.
A spokeswoman for the El Paso University Medical Center said that none of the eight survivors who were treated in the hospital wanted to meet with Trump during his visit there.
Protestors head over to the back entrance of the hospital to be sure he sees them once he leaves the hospital chanting #DaytonStrong in the wake of the #DaytonShooting @NBCNews pic.twitter.com/FMLKJGCwEI
- Annie Rose Ramos (@ Annie_Rose23) August 7
“This is a very difficult time in their lives,” said spokesman Ryan Mielke. - Some of them said they did not want to meet with the president. And some don't want to see anyone at all. "
Trump, however, said his visit to El Paso Hospital was meaningful and productive.
“We've been there much longer than expected. It was supposed to be pretty quick, but we met a lot of people. We also met with doctors, nurses, medical personnel. They have done an incredible job. Both places are incredible, ”the president told reporters who gathered outside the hospital.
As previously wrote ForumDaily:
- As a result, shooting at the mall in the city of El Paso, 22 people died, more than 20 were injured. It has become the deadliest day in state history.
- 4 August 24-year-old Connor Betts staged a massive shooting at the entrance to the bar in Dayton, Ohio, which killed nine people, among whom was the arrow shooter Megan Betts.
- Latin American leaders believe that anti-immigrant rhetoric of the president Donald Trump's US is fueling violence, which contributes to tragedies such as the mass shooting in El Paso and Dayton.
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