ABC Whines About Trump Visiting El Paso, Meeting Shooting Victims

President Trump will be visiting with victims of both the Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas mass shootings on Wednesday and paying respects to those killed. But the liberal media seem annoyed that he was doing something thoughtful.

During the Tuesday edition of ABC’s World News Tonight, anchor David Muir appeared to pooh-pooh the idea of the President’s visit.

“President Trump will visit Dayton and El Paso tomorrow to meet with first responders, law enforcement, and some of the victims of the terrible shootings. But in those communities, there is unease from some who believe the words of comfort fight the rhetoric that came before,” Muir announced at the top of the segment.

Investigative correspondent Kyra Phillips echoed Muir as she began her report: “On the eve of the President's visit to El Paso, many people in that community uneasy about his return.” She followed that up by huffing about the Trump’s previous visit to El Paso, which included a campaign rally where he urged for greater border security.

Phillips then continued to push the liberal narrative that President Trump had a connection with the El Paso shooter:

PHILLIPS: The President has also used the word “invasion”. A word authorities say the suspect used in his own writings posted right before the massacre.

TRUMP: I was badly criticized for using the word “invasion”. It's an invasion. [Transition] It is an invasion, you know that.

 

 

Democratic candidates, including Beto O’Rourke, the former congressman from El Paso, have pointed to the President's rhetoric,” she touted.

Even though Trump thoroughly denounced “racism, bigotry, and white supremacy,” Phillips seemed to huff about how he also talked about addressing “mental health” and places around “the internet” that harbor and fester hate.

Towards the end of the report, Phillips talked about how the mayors of each city were prepared to go at it with Trump:

PHILLIPS: Dayton's mayor preparing for the President's visit to her community, too.

MAYOR NAN WHALEY: He mentioned, like, gun issues one time. I think, you know, watching the President over the past few years on the issue of guns, he's been -- I don't know if he knows what he believes, frankly.

PHILLIPS: And the Republican mayor of El Paso tonight saying this won't be a political visit, but that he will defend his city.

MAYOR DEE MARGO: I will continue to challenge any harmful and inaccurate statements made about El Paso.

He’s the president of the United States trying to do his duty as such, and the liberal media even oppose that.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

ABC’s World News Tonight
August 6, 2019
6:37:44 p.m. Eastern

DAVID MUIR: President Trump will visit Dayton and El Paso tomorrow to meet with first responders, law enforcement, and some of the victims of the terrible shootings. But in those communities, there is unease from some who believe the words of comfort fight the rhetoric that came before. Kyra Phillips is at the White House.

[Cuts to video]

KYRA PHILLIPS: On the eve of the President's visit to El Paso, many people in that community uneasy about his return. President Trump held a rally talking about undocumented immigrants, the border wall, even with El Paso being one of the safest major cities in America.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Open borders are dangerous and immoral.

PHILLIPS: The President has also used the word “invasion”. A word authorities say the suspect used in his own writings posted right before the massacre.

TRUMP: I was badly criticized for using the word “invasion”. It's an invasion. [Transition] It is an invasion, you know that.

PHILLIPS: Now many people in El Paso find it unsettling that the President is coming back. This time, to provide comfort.

BILL AGUIRRE (Resident): Why would he want to come? That would be my first -- I know he's our President, but he has promoted a lot of this, all this anger.

PHILLIPS: Democratic candidates including Beto O’Rourke, the former congressman from El Paso, have pointed to the President's rhetoric.

BETO O’ROURKE: People in El Paso by and large do not want to see him here, understand that he is part of the problem, part of how we got to this point.

PHILLIPS: President Trump condemning white supremacy in the wake of the mass shootings.

TRUMP: Our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy.

PHILLIPS: He also pointed to mental health, video games, and the internet. Dayton's mayor preparing for the President's visit to her community, too.

MAYOR NAN WHALEY: He mentioned, like, gun issues one time. I think, you know, watching the President over the past few years on the issue of guns, he's been -- I don't know if he knows what he believes, frankly.

PHILLIPS: And the Republican mayor of El Paso tonight saying this won't be a political visit, but that he will defend his city.

MAYOR DEE MARGO: I will continue to challenge any harmful and inaccurate statements made about El Paso.

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