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President Trump lashes out at Obama overstatement on Mass Shooting in Texas and Ohio

Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP

President Trump on Tuesday morning addressed ex-president Obama's statement about the mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio, tweeting a quote from "Fox & Friends" co-anchor Brian Kilmeade criticizing the former president's response to mass shootings during his presidency.

"I'm just wondering did [George W. Bush] ever condemn President Obama after Sandy Hook?" Kilmeade asked, referring to a 2012 mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. "[Obama] had 32 mass shootings of four or more during his reign. Not many people said, 'wow President Obama is out of control.' 17 so far for President Trump. It's way too high."

"But I have news for you. Mass shootings were happening before the president thought about even running for president of the United States," he continued.

In the wake of the shootings, Obama on Monday issued a lengthy statement urging Americans to reject leaders who feed "a climate of fear and hatred."

President Trump on Monday urged the nation to condemn bigotry and white supremacy while delivering remarks from the White House. President also placed support behind "red flag" laws that would allow law enforcement to confiscate guns with a court order.

6th August 2019

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