Jordan Fabian
The Hill

President Trump on Sunday declared that “hate has no place in our country” after a pair of back-to-back mass shootings over the weekend rocked the nation.

“Hate has no place in our country, and we’re going to take care of it,” Trump told reporters at Morristown Airport before departing for the White House after spending the weekend at his New Jersey golf resort.

Trump’s three-minute remarks were the first the first time he spoke publicly about the deadly shootings. He ignored shouted questions about whether the El Paso shooter’s anti-immigrant manifesto shared similarities with his rhetoric and said the shootings are part of “a mental illness problem.”

The president said his White House has “done much more than most administrations” when it comes to addressing gun violence but conceded that “perhaps more has to be done.”

He said he would deliver a lengthier statement at 10 a.m. Monday. He did not answer further questions about the shooting roughly an hour later upon arriving at the White House.


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  1. From Russ Winter: How does one man kill 20 people and wound another 27 people with a single magazine that only holds 30 rounds? The surveillance photo shows no chest rig, no battle belt and no spare magazines.

    During the shooting, Crusius was wearing cargo pants with puffy pocks. When arrested, he was wearing khaki slacks. How does that happen?

    A search for “Patrick Crusius,” which is an unusual surname, did turn up one result: Patrick N Crusius in Alabama. Patrick N apparently went online to clear his name. News reports about shooter Patrick Crusius state he was born in and lived in Allen, Texas. So other than a few grainy photos at the scene where’s the evidence of the Crusius perp even existing?

    GoFundMe page for El Paso “victim” was set up Aug. 1, 2019 — three days before Wal-Mart shooting.

    Presidential candidate from El Paso, Beto O’Rourke, could barely contain his duping delight when asked about the mass shooting.

    Mass Shooting Marathon: Red Flags and Anomalies Galore in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton | Winter Watch

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