President Donald Trump offered his condolences on Sunday regarding the deadly mass shootings in both El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, saying “hate has no place in our country.”
Standing beside First Lady Melania Trump, the President said: “I want to extend our condolences to the people of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, incredible people who have been through a lot. It was horrible but it could have been so much worse,” he added, noting the swift response of local law enforcement.
“We have done much more than most administrations, not talked about very much but we have done actually a lot,” President Trump said, adding, “But perhaps more has to be done This is also a mental illness, if you look at both of these cases, this is mental illness. These are really people that are very seriously mentally ill.”
It was the first public appearance from the president, who did not address the public earlier this weekend. He had instead posted his responses to the shootings on his official Twitter page.
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