Beto O’Rourke slams Trump in wake of El Paso shooting

WASHINGTON – 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, who is from El Paso, Texas — the location of a mass shooting where more than 20 people were killed in an apparent racist attack — said Monday that President Donald Trump is not welcome there.

O’Rourke, who has repeatedly labeled Trump a “racist,” said that Trump helped create the tragedy in El Paso.

“This president, who helped create the hatred that made Saturday’s tragedy possible, should not come to El Paso,” O’Rourke wrote on Twitter. “We do not need more division. We need to heal. He has no place here.”

Trump will be visiting El Paso on Wednesday, Mayor Dee Margo said during a press conference on Monday afternoon. Margo said he will meet with the president, as it is not a political visit.

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