Monday morning, President Donald Trump ended his remarks about the weekend's mass shootings by mixing up the city in Ohio where Sunday's shooting occurred, saying, "... May God bless the memory of those who died in Toledo." The early morning mass shooting actually happened in The Oregon District of Dayton, a city about 130 miles south of Toledo.
During this statement, Trump called for the country to condemn white nationalism and bigotry.
Over the weekend, mass shootings in both Dayton and El Paso left 29 people dead.
This afternoon, we'll discuss security for public events, like Toledo JeepFest and the ProMedica Summer Concert Series, as well as DORA, in the Toledo area with Police Chief George Kral at 3:08 on The Scott Sands Show.
Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz released the following statement regarding the president’s comment today: “It’s pretty obvious the President misspoke this morning, and that happens to all of us from time to time. Nevertheless, Toledo is happy to accept his prayers, even if they were meant for Dayton. As Mayor, my prayer is that our leaders in Washington finally summon the courage to do something — frankly, anything — to stop the senseless mass slaughter that continues to occur in our country. We remain the only country on Planet Earth where mass shootings continue to happen on a regular basis. This doesn’t happen frequently in other parts of the world. Why do we allow it to happen here? We are the greatest nation on earth, and we can do anything when we put our minds to it. Americans are desperate for a solution. If only our leaders in Washington felt the same urgency.”