If the President is expecting a warm and joyful welcome this week, he has another thing coming. The Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed that the President plans to Visit both El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio following the two tragic mass shootings that took the lives of 31 innocent Americans.
El Paso lawmakers have made their feelings on the President’s visit clear, however: Stay away. You are not welcome here.
O’Rourke Especially Mad
Former Texas rep and current Democratic nominee hopeful for the 2020 presidential run is especially outspoken when it comes to the president’s role in this, saying that he has “no place” in El Paso after the shootings, as the “kind of fear” the President deals in is the reason this happened in the first place.
His replacement, Veronica Escobar, said that Trump has made her people and her community the enemy on a worldwide stage, and he has no place in her home.
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo has already said that it is his “formal duty” to accept the President’s visit and that he has already started receiving angry calls from citizens.
Tim Ryan from Ohio, another 2020 Dem hopeful, suggested Margo “quietly” tell the President that he not welcome in El Paso during an interview, citing Trump’s strong opinions on immigration as the reason.
No Official Plans Yet
The President has not released his schedule for tomorrow, but it’s clear he plans to fly to both towns. Dayton’s Mayor said that as of Monday evening, she had not received a call about a Presidential visit.
The President’s visit follows a mass shooting Saturday afternoon which killed 22 in El Paso, Texas, and a mass shooting early Sunday morning which took the lives of 9 more in Dayton, Ohio. Motives for the second shooting are still unclear, however, the first shooter shared a manifesto just a half an hour before he opened fire, citing the ‘Hispanic invasion’ as his motives, and using the phrase “send them back”.