Society & Culture
Leid Stories--In El Paso and Dayton, Trump Takes Advantage of Absent Democrats--08.08.19
President Donald Trump left El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, yesterday relatively unscathed by Democratic Party officials, who in the aftermath of mass killings in both cities just days before, blamed his white-supremacist racism for inspiring the killers' deadly attacks.
Locals protested his condolence visits, but Trump was shielded from them. In brief statements he made in El Paso and Dayton, he condemned the attacks and praised local law enforcement and first responders for saving lives and preventing even greater calamity.
And then, with news conferences purged of "fake" media and "hostile" reporters, Trump turned on the Democrats and his critics, having no opposition.
Leid Stories says the Democrats lost a very important battle yesterday that would be hard to recoup from.
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