Trump visits shooting victims in Dayton as protesters shout, 'Do something!'

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    Ohio Barbarian
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    DAYTON, Ohio (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump met in Ohio on Wednesday with victims and first responders from one of last weekend’s two deadly mass shootings, while protesters chanting “Do Something!” and “You are why” accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-immigrant and racially charged rhetoric.

    Trump visited Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where the wounded were treated after nine people and the suspect were killed in a rampage early on Sunday, one of two mass shootings 13 hours apart that shocked the country.

    Crowds of protesters outside the hospital and in downtown Dayton held signs reading, “Hate not welcome here,” and “Stop this terror.”

    White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said on Twitter that Trump stopped by hospital rooms and met with patients while thanking the medical staff for their work.

    Full story here. 

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    Jan Boehmermann
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    Oh, brother!

    Trump isn’t doing this to comfort the victims and heal the nation….. he’s doing this for political “damage control”.

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    I was there. Trump came in by a different route so he didn’t see most of the protests. When he left the hospital, he was confronted with some.

    He banned the general media from is hospital visits, which was understandable, then made sure that WH media released photos of his meeting with the shooting victims, medical staff and law enforcement.

    Of the pictures I saw released, every single nurse, doctor and law enforcement person in the pictures with Trump were white. Given an urban hospital’s diversity in staff, that is hard to imagine if others simply refused to be in a photo with him.

    National problems (slavery/racism, income inequality, pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war) are not solved with more national sovereignty.

    A CEO, an American worker and an immigrant sit at a table with a dozen cookies in front of them. The CEO grabs 11 of them, then leans over and warns the worker, "Watch out for the immigrant. He is trying to get your cookie."

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      Did you have a sense of how patients and staff reacted to him?

      Animals know more than we do.

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        peacecorps
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        Not really. I was outside. There were pictures of him with smiling doctors, nurses and LEO’s but that is not surprising. Of course, he erupted on twitter at the Dayton mayor and Sherrod Brown while he was enroute to El Paso. Some old Donald. ‘Bringing us together’ as he says. ;)

        National problems (slavery/racism, income inequality, pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war) are not solved with more national sovereignty.

        A CEO, an American worker and an immigrant sit at a table with a dozen cookies in front of them. The CEO grabs 11 of them, then leans over and warns the worker, "Watch out for the immigrant. He is trying to get your cookie."

      • #103486

        GZeusH
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        Probably like this:

        Given Trump’s fragile ego, you can bet that anyone who let a discouraging word reach his ears would be canned.

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    What a great comfort for the Presidunce to show up in person & tell them, “Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”

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    Apparently Senator Hangover, er, Sherrod Brown and I say that with affection because he always looks like he just came off a hard day’s night, wasn’t very nice to El Presidente Egocentrico. The Orange One asked Brown and Dayton Mayor Whaley what he could do to help the police, and Brown said something like it would really help them if they didn’t have to deal with so many assault weapons.

    Very bad, Senator Hangover, very bad. Not nice at all. And you look so cuddly and all.

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