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Trump condemns ‘racism, bigotry, white supremacy’ after weekend shootings – proposes tighter gun control tied to immigration reform

Trump condemns ‘racism, bigotry, white supremacy’ after weekend shootings – proposes tighter gun control tied to immigration reform

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President Donald Trump condemned “racism, bigotry and white supremacy” in a televised address to the nation Monday after a devastating and bloody weekend left at least 30 people dead in two mass shootings in less than 24 hours. “These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America,” the president said from the White House. “Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart and devours the soul.” Just before the first attack in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday morning, the suspect — identified by police as a 21-year-old white man from the Dallas area — posted a diatribe against immigrants in Texas, a senior law enforcement official told NBC News. He also pushed talking points about preserving European identity in America. The president did not specifically condemn anti-immigrant rhetoric on Monday, instead blaming violent video games and mental illness for the scourge of mass shootings that have been a steady drumbeat throughout his presidency. It is unclear if either of those…
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