President Donald Trump addressed the nation Monday morning after two mass shootings took place in America. One in El Paso, TX, killed 20 people while the other in Dayton, OH, killed nine people.

With Vice President Mike Pence by his side, Trump lashed out at hate in America while calling for gun reforms.

From Fox News:

“In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy,” Trump said, in solemn remarks from the White House, standing beside Vice President Pence. “These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hatred has no place in America.”

The president notably did not call for explicit changes to gun laws beyond red flag laws, despite tweeting earlier Monday morning about the possibility of linking background check legislation to immigration reform. However, he said he is open and ready to listen to ideas “that will actually work.”

The president also called for “cultural” changes, citing violent video games. Further, Trump said he has directed the Justice Department to propose legislation ensuring that those commit hate crimes and mass murders “face the death penalty and that this capital punishment be delivered quickly, decisively, and without years of needless delay.”

Trump did not expand on how he “wanted to couple background checks and immigration reform.” It would not be easy to do since Congress is split between the two parties.

Trump also did not address the criticism from the left, which blamed his rhetoric for the violence on Saturday.

The left screamed for Trump to condemn white supremacy, but apparently, it went over their heads and his address was not good enough for them.


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