WASINGTON DC – PRESIDENT Donald Trump has condemned hatred and white supremacy.
He made the statements during a public address at the White House following mass shootings that left 31 dead in Texas and Ohio.
He called for mental health gun control reforms, the death penalty for those who commit mass murder and more bi-partisan co-operation over gun laws.
“Mental illness and hate pull the trigger, not the gun,” Trump said, but did not express support for gun control measures proposed in Congress.
“In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy’ Trump said.
He said, “These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America.”
His comments came shortly before the suspect in the El Paso, Texas, shooting was charged with capital murder. The Texas death toll now stands at 22 after two other victims died at hospital, police confirmed.