Trump thanks law enforcement and first responders in El Paso

Trump denies provoking racist gun violence as he makes divisive trip to El Paso and Dayton

The suspected gunman in El Paso, Patrick Crusius, is believed to have posted a white supremacist manifesto online hours before the shooting that expressed his intense hatred toward Hispanics, claiming they were invading Texas.

In a speech in Iowa, the front-runner in the Democratic Party contest to challenge Trump in next year's election said the president "has fanned the flames of white supremacy in this nation". "He's going to create chaos around here", said Fernando Montoya, 45, who joined the protesters at the park. "And, as much as possible, I've tried to stay out of that", Trump said. "We're okay", she said. Some held signs reading "Trump is racist", "Love over hate" and "Send him back!"

Earlier, he accused Mr Trump of inspiring the attack through racism.

"We have a president with a toxic tongue who has publicly and unapologetically embraced a political strategy of hate, racism, and division", the former vice president said. Trump said the same about his reception in the few moments he spoke with the media at a 911 call centre in El Paso.

Both he and Ms Escobar have said they will attend a community event meant to honour those who died and "confront President Trump and white supremacy". Whether it's white supremacy, whether it's any other kind of supremacy, whether it's Antifa, whether it's any group of hate. Anti-Trump protests also took place in Washington Park.

Democrats are all in full-blown attack mode against Trump, insisting that the statement made by the shooter "mirrors" language similar to Trump's tone on immigration.

Police have still to establish a conclusive motive for the Dayton attack but say they have uncovered evidence "that the shooter was exploring violent ideologies". Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, not of Donald Trump. There were Trump supporters, as well.

"The shooting in El Paso, Texas, was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice".

But striking a serious tone, he added: "You have a lot of talk... but in the end, nothing happens". "There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people...." May God protect all of those from Texas to Ohio. Likewise for those so seriously wounded. "He should not come here while we are in mourning". "We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!" Fake News has contributed greatly to the anger and rage that has built up over many years. Democrats have said that Trump has done little to prevent future tragedies.

And I'll have to agree. I also don't remember Democrats taking personal responsibility for how their virulent anti-Trump rhetoric contributed to the attempted assassination of Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and other Republican legislators in 2017 by a deranged former Sanders campaign volunteer - even though the shooter called Trump a "traitor" on social media, echoing now-disproved Democratic accusations that Trump colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

The shootings are all the same. Thiessen served as chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush and to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. "That doesn't help to prevent another mass shooting", she said. "It's his job to comfort people", said Sen. "Mass shootings were happening before the President even thought about running for Pres".

Democratic presidential candidate and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) hugs a woman at a makeshift memorial outside Walmart honoring victims of a mass shooting there which left 22 people dead, on August 7, 2019 in El Paso, Texas.

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