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In aftermath of shootings, Trump says ‘hate has no place in our country’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) – President Donald Trump is denouncing two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, saying “hate has no place in our country.”

Addressing reporters in Morristown, New Jersey, Trump said Sunday that “we’re going to take care” of the problem. He says he’s been speaking to the attorney general, FBI director and members of Congress and will be making an additional statement Monday.

Trump pointed to a mental illness problem in the U.S., calling the shooters “really very seriously mentally ill.”

He says the problem of shootings has been going on “for years and years” and “we have to get it stopped.”

The shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend left at least 29 people dead.

Meanwhile, President Trump is ordering flags be lowered to half-staff after the deadly shootings.

Flags at the White House as well as military bases and federal facilities will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Thursday.


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