Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley just made the disgraceful hall of fame with her mocking comments about President Trump.
Look, these politicians are all trying to score political points off two tragedies and it is a disgrace. They immediately point fingers and demand changes to benefit them rather than addressing the issues.
But the Dayton Mayor sunk to a new low with her smart ass comment about Trump.
From The Hill: Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (D) on Monday took a jab at President Trump after he mistakenly referred to Dayton, where a mass shooting took place over the weekend, as Toledo.
Trump delivered an address Monday in response to the two mass shootings over the weekend, but mentioned the wrong city in Ohio on one occasion.
When speaking to reporters Monday, Whaley jabbed Trump over the gaff.
“I’ve heard that he’s coming Wednesday but I have not gotten a call,” Whaley said. “And you know, he might be going to Toledo, I don’t know.”
Whaley grinned as she walked away from the reporters.
Trump’s slip came near the end of his 10-minute televised speech Monday.
“May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo, may God protect them. May God protect all of those from Texas to Ohio,” Trump said.
The official White House transcript of Trump’s remarks crossed out the president’s reference to Toledo.
Mayor of Dayton Nan Whaley: "I've heard that [President Trump's] coming Wednesday but I have not gotten a call. And you know he might be going to Toledo, I don't know." pic.twitter.com/CYnyF6hA31— The Hill (@thehill) August 5, 2019
From Politico: Within 13 hours of that attack, a gunman in Dayton murdered nine people early Sunday morning before he was shot and killed by police.
The two shootings, which injured dozens, did not appear connected, and the motive for the Ohio killings is unclear. But high-profile Democrats said Trump bore at least some responsibility for the violence in Texas.
“Words have consequences, and the president has made my community and my people the enemy,” Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), a Hispanic congresswoman who represents the vast majority of El Paso in the House of Representatives, told MSNBC on Monday.
“He has told the country that we are people to be feared, people to be hated. He has done that at his rallies. He has done that through his Twitter,” she said.
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Monday the shootings “were clearly at least in part a result” of Trump’s “divisive and racist rhetoric” and condemned the president’s proposed legislative fix.
“What’s the connection between background checks for guns and immigration reform? That we have to keep guns out of the hands of the invading hordes of less-than human people coming across our borders?” Nadler told MSNBC. “That’s the implication. That’s disgusting. It reminds me of the 1930s in Germany.”
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), a 2020 White House hopeful, was similarly dismissive of Trump’s overture. “That’s an absolute freaking joke that he’s going to tie this to the most polarizing issue happening in the United States today around immigration reform,” he told CNN.
The president told reporters Sunday that “hate has no place in our country,” vowing to “take care of it.” But in his June 2015 speech launching his presidential campaign, Trump characterized Mexicans crossing the border as “rapists” who are “bringing drugs” and “bringing crime” into the United States.