U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in regards to the shootings in El Paso and Dayton within the Diplomatic Room of the White Home in Washington, U.S., August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will postpone a visit to Florida deliberate for Tuesday because of the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend, a White Home official stated on Monday.
Trump had deliberate to discuss enhancing Medicare and signal a associated government order at The Villages, a big retirement neighborhood close to Orlando whose Republican proprietor is a Trump supporter and donor, in line with media stories.
Earlier on Monday, Trump addressed the nation from the White Home after two weekend shootings in El Paso and Dayton left not less than 29 folks useless.
The Republican president condemned racism and white supremacy, however didn’t deal with criticisms that his rhetoric had fueled such bigotry. He additionally outlined broad coverage prescriptions, however didn’t announce any instant actions to curb future assaults.
A Democratic lawmaker who represents the El Paso space, U.S. Consultant Veronica Escobar, informed MSNBC earlier on Monday that Trump could go to the realm. U.S. aviation regulators additionally posted two notices of “VIP Motion” in El Paso and Dayton on Wednesday however gave no different particulars.
Representatives for the White Home didn’t reply to a request for touch upon any deliberate journeys or different journey adjustments.
Trump is scheduled to go to an ethanol facility in Pennsylvania on Thursday and to carry a marketing campaign rally on Aug. 15 in New Hampshire as a part of his 2020 re-election bid.
Reporting by Roberta Rampton; further reporting by Susan Heavey and Ginger Gibson; Modifying by Dan Grebler