Trump went to pay his respects and command the first responders….
The crowds at both cities where in the streets protesting Trump comments about white power types in the past and his attacks against immigrants….
Trump was kept away from the protesters and crowds….
Reports are that he acted with a ‘fury’ because in going to0 El Paso?
THERE WHERE protests against his anti-immigrant actions….
It was NOT a ‘successful ‘ day for Trump by any means….He DOES have problems showing sympathy for anyone but HIMSELF.…
President Trump visited Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso on Wednesday on a day intended as a show of compassion to cities scarred by a weekend of violence, but which quickly devolved into an occasion for anger-fueled broadsides against Democrats and the news media.
Mr. Trump’s schedule was meant to follow the traditional model of apolitical presidential visits with victims, law enforcement officials and hospital workers after calamities like the mass shootings that resulted in 31 deaths in Dayton and El Paso and that created a new sense of national crisis over assault weapons and the rise of white supremacist ideology.
That plan went awry even before Mr. Trump, who has acknowledged his discomfort with showing empathy in public, departed Washington. On Tuesday night, he tweeted that the former Democratic congressman from El Paso, Beto O’Rourke, should “be quiet.” As he prepared to leave the White House on Wednesday morning, he went after the former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr., who said in a speech that day that Mr. Trump had “fanned the flames of white supremacy.” Both men are running for president and have been particularly harsh in their criticism of Mr. Trump after the two shootings, and Mr. Trump rose to the bait.
The result was the latest example of Mr. Trump’s penchant for inflaming divisions at moments when other presidents have tried to soothe them, and further proof of his staff’s inability to persuade him to follow the norms of presidential behavior.