In Dayton, Ohio, the citizens are in shock. They are mourning and grief stricken after their city became one of the latest in American history to be marred by a mass shooting.
The attack, which left 10 dead, (inducing the shooter), occurred within hours of a similar attack in El Paso, Texas. The rapid succession of these events has sent the American political scene into a frenzy, with any number of legislators, lawmakers, and government officials weighing in on how best to move forward as a nation.
Or, more likely, they’ll be attempting to connect this violence to the alleged “racism” of Donald Trump – despite the fact that Dayton’s shooter was an avowed leftist who supported 2020 democratic candidate Liz Warren.
Now the Mayor of Dayton is weighing in, and encouraging her constituents to confront the President when he visits.
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Tuesday speaking to reporters, Dayton, OH Mayor Nan Whaley encouraged protestors to “stand up and say they’re not happy if they’re not happy,” when President Donald Trump visits after the city’s mass shooting.
When asked about potential Trump protestors, Whaley said, “As you cover me all the time, you know I have lots of protesters all the time. Even my friends protest me from time to time. So I’m glad that they’re using their right to give free speech comment. Look, I know that he has made his bed, he’s got to lie in it. He hasn’t, you know —his rhetoric has been painful for many in our community. And I think that people should stand up and say they’re not happy if they’re not happy.”
Earlier in the day, freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told her followers that Donald Trump was somehow “directly responsible”, (her words), for the shooting in El Paso. 2020 Presidential candidate Cory Booker’s campaign also piled on, suggesting that Donald Trump’s reelection rallies should be banned, as they are a “breeding ground for bigotry”.
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