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Trump Incorrectly Refers To ‘Toledo’ Mass Shooting In Speech. It Was Actually In Dayton, Ohio

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Trump Incorrectly Refers To ‘Toledo’ Mass Shooting In Speech. It Was Actually In Dayton, Ohio





President Donald Trump on Monday incorrectly suggested a mass shooting that occurred in Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend was in the city of Toledo.

“May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo, may God protect them. May God protect all of those from Texas to Ohio. May God bless the victims and their families,” Trump said from the White House as he delivered remarks on mass shootings that occurred in Texas and Ohio over the weekend.

The president’s slip came at the end of a 10-minute speech in which he decried the “barbaric slaughters” in Dayton and El Paso, Texas, that occurred within hours of each other over the weekend.



A gunman killed 20 people and wounded dozens more in an attack at a Walmart in El Paso on Saturday. He allegedly shared a racist, anti-immigrant manifesto mintutes before the attack, which described fears of a Latino “invasion.”

Hours later, a gunman with a history of making violent threats killed nine people and injured dozens more in a popular nightlife district of Dayton early on Sunday.

Trump’s slip-up was quickly condemned online, with some pointing out that he was partying at his golf resort this weekend while the attacks unfolded.





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