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WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 05: U.S. President Donald Trump makes remarks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looks on August 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump delivered remarks on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(Washington, DC) — President Trump says hate has no place in America. Addressing the nation from the White House today, Trump condemned the weekend’s deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. He called them wicked and evil and said the nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy. At least 29 people were killed and more than 50 others were injured by gunmen in El Paso and Dayton. Trump called this a time of shock and horror for the nation. He said the U.S. is praying and grieving for the victims and families.

Trump vowed to go after the “evil contagion of gun violence.” He stressed that it must be done in a truly bipartisan manner. Trump said that includes reforming the mental health situation in America. He argued that mentally unstable people should not have access to firearms. Trump also cited negative influences from social media and violent video games. He also argued that perpetrators of deadly hate crimes and mass murders should face the death penalty. Trump added, “We are a loving nation and our children are entitled to grow up in a just, peaceful, and loving society.”