President Trump on Mass Shootings in Texas Ohio CSPAN August 5, 2019 11:04am-11:17am EDT
one of them fled to el salvador and we got them back. we had the tree of life synagogue shooting case that you mentioned and the shooting outside san diego, the attack of the synagogue there. we got 29 count i think it was conviction and life sentence related to the charlottesville matter. make no mistake, the fbi, working with our state and local law enforcement partners is all over this. >> thank you for a much. senator cornyn? >> after president trump's remarks this weekend, seth moulton tweeted about the comments on the weekends mass shootings, writing about things that the president blamed for the mass shootings, one, the media, three, the video games. things he did not blame, one, republicans, number two, his racist rhetoric. congressman maloney of new york tweets --
we will take a look here now at the president's remarks from about one hour ago. >> good morning. my fellow americans, this morning our nation is overcome with shock, horror, and sorrow. this weekend more than 80 people were killed or wounded in two evil attacks. on saturday morning in el paso, texas, a wicked man went to a walmart store where families were shopping with their loved ones. he shot and murdered 20 people and injured 26 others, including precious little children.
and then in the early hours of sunday morning, dayton, ohio, another twisted monster opened ohio, another twisted monster opened fire on a crowded, downtown street. he murdered nine people, including his own sister, injuring 27 others. the first lady and i join all americans in praying and breathing for the victims, their families, and the survivors. will stand by their side for ever, we will never forget. these barbaric slaughters are an assault upon our communities and an attack upon our nation and a crime against all of humanity. we are outraged and sickened by crueltystrous evil, the , the hatred, the malice, the bloodshed, and the terror. our hearts are shattered for
every family whose parents, children, husbands and wives were ripped from their arms and their lives. .merica weeps for the fallen we are a loving nation and our children are entitled to grow up in a just, peaceful, and loving society. together we lock arms to shoulder the grief. we ask god in heaven to ease the anguish of those who suffer and we bow to act with urgent resolve. i want to thank the many law enforcement personnel who responded to these atrocities with the extraordinary grace and courage of american heroes. i have spoken with texas governor greg abbott and ohio governor mike dewine. as well as mayor dee margo of el paso, texas and mayor nan whaley of dayton, ohio to express our
profound sadness and unfailing support. today we also send the condolences of our nation to president over door of mexico and all of the people of mexico for the loss of their citizens in the el paso shooting. terrible, terrible thing. i have also been in close contact with attorney general barr and fbi director ray. federal authorities are on the ground. i have directed them to provide any and all assistance required, whatever is needed. hosted --r in el paso posted a manifesto online, consumed by racist hate. in one voice our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. these sinister ideologies must
be defeated. hate has no place in america. hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart, devours the soul. we have asked the fbi to identify all the resources they need to investigate and disrupt hate crimes and domestic terrorism, whatever they need. we must recognize that the internet has provided a dangerous avenue to radicalize disturbed minds and perform demented acts. we must shine light on the dark recesses of the internet and stop mass murders before they start. the internet likewise is used for human trafficking, illegal drug distribution, and so many other heinous crimes. the perils of the internet and social media cannot be ignored and they will not be ignored.
in the two decades since columbine our nation has watched with rising horror and read as one mass shooting has followed another, over and over again, decade after decade. we cannot allow ourselves to feel powerless. we can and will stop this evil contagion. that task, in it we must honor the sacred memory of those we people.t my acting as open wounds cannot heal if we are divided. we must seek real, bipartisan solutions. we have to do that in a bipartisan manner that will truly make america safer and better for all. first we must you a better job of identifying and acting on early warning signs. i am directing the department of justice to work in partnership state and federal
agencies, as well as social media companies, to develop tools that can attack mass shooters before they strike. as an example, the monster in the parkland high school in florida had many red flags against him, yet nobody took decisive action. nobody did anything. why not? we must stop the glorification of violence in our society. this includes the gruesome and gristly video games that are now commonplace. it is too easy today for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates of violence. we must stop or substantially reduce this and it has to begin immediately. cultural change is hard. but each of us can choose to build a culture that celebrates the inherent worth and dignity of every human life. that is what we have to do. third, we must reform our mental
health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence and make sure that those people not only get treatment, but when necessary, involuntary confinement. mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, nothing. fourth, we must make sure that to pose a grave risk to public safety do not have access to firearms and if they do, those firearms can be taken through rapid due process. that is why i have called for red flag laws, also known as extreme risk protection orders. today i am also directing the department of justice to propose legislation ensuring that those who commit hate crimes and mass penaltyface the death
and that this capital punishment be delivered quickly, decisively, and without years of needless delay. these are just a few of the areas of cooperation that we can pursue. i am open and ready to listen and discuss all ideas that will actually work and make a very big difference. republicans and
democrats have proven that we can join together in a bipartisan fashion to address this plague. year we enacted the stop school violence and fix nics , provided grants to improve school safety critical background checks for firearm purchases. at my direction the department of justice band bump stocks. -- banned bump stocks.
but there is so much more to do. now is the time to set describe it partisanship aside. so destructive. find the courage to answer hatred with unity, devotion, and love. our future is in our control. america will rise to the challenge. we will always have and we always will win. the choice is ours and ours alone. it is not up to mentally ill monsters. it is up to us. we are able to pass great legislation and after all of these years we will ensure that those that were attacked will not have died in vain. may god bless the memory of those who perished in toledo. and may god protect them. may god protect all of those from texas to ohio.
may god bless the victims, their families, may god bless america. thank you very much, thank you. [reporters talking over each other] congressman jimmy gomez of california tweeting a few questions. why did the president failed to mention the urgent need for urgent background checks? why do video games pose a greater risk than a lack of gun laws? why did he deliver the speech as if it was the first time he had ever seen it? from mark walker
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