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Donald Trump gives condolences to Mexico and condemns racism

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Donald Trump today offered condolences to Mexico for the seven people of that country who were killed in a shooting in the city of El Paso, Texas, while also issuing a conviction against racism and white supremacism. These barbaric killings are attacks on our communities, an attack on a nation and a crime against all humanity,... "Trump said in a national chain speech from the White House. He described the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio as "nefarious attacks" and "crimes against all humanity." The president also condemned "the racist hatred" of the El Paso attacker and said that all Americans "must condemn racism, prejudice and white supremacism." And (with) a voice, our nation must condemn racism, fanaticism and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in the United States. Hate deforms the mind, devastates the heart and devours the soul, "he said. It is mental illness and hate that pull the trigger, not the gun, ”Trump added. Hours earlier on Twitter Trump asked for “strong background checks” for those who want to buy weapons, but he did not clarify what type of law he would support. Trump condemned the massacres in Texas and Ohio that in total left 29 dead and dozens injured. We will never forget them, not even the many who came before, ”said the president. The House of Representatives, controlled by Democrats, has passed laws that include stricter reviews for those who want to buy firearms, but Republicans in the Senate have done nothing about it. Trump has also broken promises to toughen gun laws. The US president hinted on Monday that he would propose a gun control law linked to the measures he wants to control immigration, but gave no details. Over the weekend, the president tried to assure the Americans that he was dealing with the problem and defended his administration against criticism on the issue of weapons. We have done much more than most administrations, ”Trump said, without giving further details. We have really done a lot. But perhaps more needs to be done, ”he added. In February, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to require background checks at the federal level for all arms sales and transfers and another initiative that required a review period of up to 10 days for background checks on arms purchases of fire. The White House threatened to veto both initiatives. In February, at a meeting with survivors and family members of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in 2018, in which 17 people died, Trump promised to be "very strong in the background checks." Trump said he would face the defenders of the use of weapons but then withdrew, expressing his support for modest changes in the federal background check system and to arm teachers. In March, a survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 67 percent of Americans favor stricter gun laws, 22 percent say they should be left as they are and 10 percent think They should soften.

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