President Trump and the first lady visited Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, today — two communities mourning from two mass shootings over the weekend.
In both cities, the President visited hospitals and met with victims' families, first responders and doctors.
We're wrapping up our live coverage, but here's what you need to know about the President's visits:
- There were protesters: Protesters were in Dayton ahead of Trump's visit. They set up a "Trump Baby" balloon and held signs that read "do something" and "ban assault weapons." Both supporters and protesters came to El Paso. They gathered in crowds outside a memorial and the hospital Trump visited.
- Former Vice President Joe Biden criticized Trump: He said the President has "fanned the flames of white supremacy."
- Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley called for action: Trump criticized her and said she mischaracterized his visit. She responded: "He is a bully and coward and it's fine that he wants to bully me and Senator (Sherrod) Brown. We're okay. We can take it, but the citizens of Dayton deserve action."
- El Paso city officials called on Trump to condemn racism: City Councilwoman Claudia Ordaz Perez and County Commissioner Vincent Perez called on the President to condemn racism and white supremacy: "If the President fails to strongly condemn this racially-motivated terrorist attack and fails to call for an end to the use of violence against minority groups by radicalized white nationalist terrorists during his visit, his continued depiction of immigrants and migrants as a threat to our nation will only place our community at greater risk for racially-motivated attacks."
- What Trump said: After the visits, Trump tweeted, "What GREAT people I met there and in Dayton, Ohio."