"Mental illness pulls the trigger, not the gun" - Trump doubles down following mass shootings
He also got the name of the city where the attack happened in very wrong.
On Monday morning, Donald Trump took to Twitter to discuss the two mass shootings that took place in America over the weekend.
He then proceeded to say that Democrats and Republicans must come together and "get strong background checks, perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform", while also blaming the media for the attacks.
Later on Monday, President Trump was once again speaking about the shootings in a press conference from the White House.
He also blamed video games, the internet and social media for the shootings, saying it "provided a dangerous avenue to radicalize disturbed minds and perform demented acts”.
He then turned his attention to the mental health laws in America, saying: "We must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence and make sure those people not only get treatment, but when necessary, involuntary confinement.
"Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun."
President Trump: “We must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence. ... Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun” https://t.co/dHgIjPHkwE pic.twitter.com/lG1DoGuMKa
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 5, 2019
He went on to get the name of the city where the attack took place in wrong, saying Toledo, instead of El Paso.
"May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo"
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 5, 2019