President Trump will visit El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio today as the two cities grieve from the weekend mass shootings that left 31 dead and scored injured. Several Democratic officials have urged Trump not to visit their respective cities - and that includes Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, who has encouraged people to protest his arrival. “I think people should stand up and say they’re not happy if they’re not happy he’s coming."
Similarly, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo says he's aware of the controversy surrounding the president's visit, but that it's his duty to welcome the president to the city, whatever criticism he might receive. Whaley says the same - but at a press conference, said she plans to give Trump a piece of her mind.
Meanwhile, the family of the shooter involved in the mass shooting in Dayton has released a statement, "The Betts family is shocked and devastated by the events of Sunday morning," and that the family is "cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation into this tragedy."
On a related note, the FBI has also launched an investigation into evidence that the Dayton mass murderer had researched "violent ideologies" prior to Sunday's shooting. According to various reports, the Dayton shooter had a history of troubling behavior - and a supporter of Antifa.
Source: CBS News