President Trump met with protests while visiting Dayton mass shooting victims, first responders

President Trump met with protests while visiting Dayton mass shooting victims, first responders
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to meet with people affected by the mass shooting in Dayton, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Source: Evan Vucci)

DAYTON, Ohio (WOIO) - President Donald Trump, as well as first lady Melania Trump, arrived in Dayton Wednesday morning to meet with the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting.

Gov. Mike DeWine, Sen. Sherrod Brown and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley greeted the presidential party at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base upon their arrival.

The trip to Ohio, which was met with some resistance, comes three days after a gunman opened fire early Sunday morning at a Dayton bar.

Nine people were killed, including the gunman’s sister, and more than two dozen others were injured.

Protesters gathered in front of a Dayton hospital where President Trump visited to speak with those impacted by the tragedy.

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Both Sen. Brown and Mayor Whaley spoke about President Trump’s visit after he left, saying they have heard President Trump make promises of stricter gun control before, but they are unsure that any action will be taken.

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Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

After their comments, the president claimed that Sen. Brown and Mayor Whaley misrepresented their meeting.

President Trump did not visit the memorial at the site of the mass shooting.

Before boarding Air Force One in the Washington, D.C. area earlier in the day, the president delivered remarks at the White House. He was asked if he thinks his rhetoric contributed to recent violence nationwide.

“No, I don’t think my rhetoric has at all,” the president responded.

President Trump speaks at the White House before departing for Dayton

19 News will have updates throughout the day on the president’s visit.

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