Just hours after calling for bipartisan action on legislation providing “strong background checks,” President Trump made no mention of the proposal during an address to the nation in which he decried the “mentally ill monsters” who carry out mass shootings as well as violent video games that he blamed for fueling animus in the U.S.
“Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger — not the gun,” the president said in the Diplomatic Room of the White House.
Two days after the shooting in El Paso Texas, the president for the first time addressed the suspected gunman’s alleged anti-immigrant bias.
“In one voice, our nation must condemn bigotry, hatred and white supremacy,” he said. “These sinister ideologies must be defeated.”
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