WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and the first lady headed to the hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where many of the victims of Sunday’s attack were treated.
The White House said Trump visited Miami Valley Hospital to thank first responders and hospital staff, as well as meet with victims and their families.
….misrepresenting what took place inside of the hospital. Their news conference after I left for El Paso was a fraud. It bore no resemblance to what took place with those incredible people that I was so lucky to meet and spend time with. They were all amazing!o
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
— Scott Wartman (@ScottWartman) August 7, 2019
At least 200 protesters gathered outside the hospital hoping to send a message to the president that he’s not welcome in the city.
Connor Betts opened fire in Dayton’s Oregon district early Sunday morning, killing nine people, including his 22-year-old sister, before officers fatally shot him within 30 seconds of the start of his rampage.
Later Wednesday, Trump traveled to El Paso, Texas — the site of the second mass shooting last weekend.