Trump Asks America to Pray For the Victims in ‘Toledo’ While Addressing Dayton and El Paso Shootings

Trump Asks America to Pray For the Victims in ‘Toledo’ While Addressing Dayton and El Paso Shootings

Nearly two days after El Paso and Dayton were rocked by horrific mass shootings that left nearly 30 dead and dozens injured, President Trump finally publicly addressed the nation — and got one of the cities wrong at the end of his prepared remarks.

After mildly condemning white supremacy and racism while referencing the El Paso shooter’s manifesto, the president went on to place a lion’s share of the blame on violent video games and mental health issues. He then wrapped up his remarks by calling on America to pray for the victims.

“If we are able to pass great legislation after all of these years, we will ensure that those who were attacked will not have died in vain,” he said. “May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo and may God protect them. May God protect all of those from Texas to Ohio, may God bless the victims and their families, may God bless America.”

Toledo, of course, is over 150 miles to the north of Dayton.

Presumably, as the remarks were loaded on a TelePrompTer, someone from the White House staff mistakenly wrote the wrong city and the president read it off. Seriously, you had one job…

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.