Leftist don’t seem to actually be listening to President Donald Trump’s words because they are painting him as a villain in the aftermath of the Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas mass shootings. This is despite the fact that the president has condemned hate, said he is open to new gun legislation and called for unity in the aftermath of the disasters.
In a press conference following the president’s Wednesday visit to Dayton, Ohio, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley went fairly political and didn’t seem to be giving the president much credit.
“Both of us spoke with the president right when he got off Air Force One,” Brown told reporters. “Both the mayor and I asked the president to call on Senator McConnell to bring the Senate back in session this week to tell the Senate that he wants the background checks bill that has already passed the House, that he wants it on the floor.”
He continued, “I asked the president to promise to me and the American people that he will sign that bill after he’s spoken out and supported it with Senator McConnell. He only said that we will get things done.”
Brown then later bizarrely talked about the Affordable Care Act and how it should not be repealed because repealing it could cause more mass shootings.
“If he [Trump] cares about mental health, the important thing is not to repeal the Affordable Care Act and not to cut Medicaid,” Brown said.
Brown also recalled that Trump said he wanted the police officers who responded to the Dayton shooting to be rewarded with commendations and medals. The senator argued against the president and told him the most important thing he could do right now is “take these assault weapons off the streets, so they [police offers] don’t have to go up against those assault weapons.”
Source: Fox News
Mayor Whaley was equally hesitant to give Trump any praise when she received questions during the presser. Asked whether the president “heard” her during their talks, she said, “I think he heard me. I don’t know if he will take action. I’m hoping for the people of Dayton that he does, but both the senator and I spoke very directly.”
At another point she was asked if she felt the president was “sincere” and she refused to answer, saying she’s only met the man once so she can’t be the judge of his sincerity.
Asked whether both Republicans and Democrats need to take the blame for mass shootings, Brown stepped in to argue that only Republicans are to blame.
“No, no, no … Republicans for years now have dug in and done the bidding of the NRA … the gun lobby gives millions of dollars to Republican candidates and spends millions and millions against Democrats like me,” he said.
He added, “We can’t get anything done in the Senate because Mitch McConnell and the president of the United States are in bed with the gun lobby.”
While Brown used his time in front of cameras to attack Republicans, the president, the NRA, and to promote Obamacare, Trump spoke to the press on the White House South Lawn that very morning where he denounced all hate groups and gave practical solutions to the problem of mass shootings.
While these leftists refuse to give Trump credit and attack him and the GOP, he is busy working with congressional leadership to find real solutions to a problem that Democrats appear to using as platform to promote themselves.
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