President Trump is expected to offer remarks regarding the two mass shootings that occurred over the weekend.
At least twenty people were killed and twenty-six more were injured at the El Paso, Texas, Walmart, when a 21 year-old white male, opened fire.
The shooting as CNN reports is being treated as domestic terrorism, with the Department of Justice seriously considering charging the shooter with federal hate crimes.
In Dayton, Ohio, a 24 year-old shooter, opened fire shortly after 1 a.m., killing nine, while twenty-seven were injured, according to CNN, the shooter is among the dead. The motivate of the shooting remains unclear.
Ahead of his remarks the President via Twitter said that Republican and Democrat lawmakers should come together to pass “strong background checks,” he added this could “perhaps,” be included with immigration reform.
We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain. Likewise for those so seriously wounded. We can never forget them, and those many who came before them. Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2019
….this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2019
He also blamed the media for the mass shooting.
The Media has a big responsibility to life and safety in our Country. Fake News has contributed greatly to the anger and rage that has built up over many years. News coverage has got to start being fair, balanced and unbiased, or these terrible problems will only get worse!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2019