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President Trump Will Visit Victims of the El Paso Mass Shooting Today

The El Paso mayor asked that the visit amid a divisive gun control debate not be politicized

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President Trump will travel to Texas Wednesday to visit with victims of last weekend’s deadly mass shooting at a Walmart shopping center, where a lone gunman killed 22 and injured dozens more.

“El Paso Mayor Dee Margo told reporters at an afternoon news conference that Trump would visit the city on Wednesday. The mayor asked that the visit amid a divisive gun control debate not be politicized,” reports Reuters.

“U.S. gun-control activists say the internet and video games cannot be blamed because they are also are popular in countries where mass shootings are virtually unknown, in part because it is harder to obtain a firearm,” adds the website.

Democratic presidential hopeful and former El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke blaming President Trump for the mass shooting, saying “he has no place” in his community because he “helped create the hatred that made the tragedy possible.”

Read the full report here.