- A controversial video of President Donald Trump during a rally in Florida is resurfacing on social media after two mass shootings in the US over the weekend.
- In the video, a person yelled “shoot them” when Trump asked the crowd how the US Border Patrol might keep migrants from entering the country without violence.
- Trump smirked and shook his head at the comment, joking, “That’s only in the Panhandle you can get away with this stuff.”
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A video of President Donald Trump speaking at a rally in Florida in May is resurfacing on social media after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend.
In the video, Trump is seen smiling and joking after an attendee at the rally yelled that the US Border Patrol should “shoot” migrants at the border. The person’s yell was in response to Trump’s question of how to deal with migrants when the US couldn’t use violence.
“Don’t forget: We don’t let them, and we can’t let them, use weapons. We can’t,” Trump told the crowd. “Other countries do. We can’t. I would never do that. But how do you stop these people? You can’t.”
“Shoot them!” the audience member shouted. Some in the crowd clapped and cheered, while others grimaced.
Trump can be seen smirking and shaking his head. Trump them joked, “That’s only in the Panhandle you can get away with this stuff.” He reemphasized, “Only in the Panhandle,” referring to the Florida Panhandle.
The video is resurfacing on social media after two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, one of which was thought to have targeted migrants.
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The suspect in the Texas attack, which took place at a Walmart in El Paso, was arrested, and his home is being searched. Authorities are investigating a racist manifesto they think the gunman posted online before the attack.
At least 20 people were killed and 26 were injured in that attack. Of those, three Mexican nationals were killed, with six more injured.
The shooter in the Ohio attack, where nine people were killed and 26 were injured, was killed by the police. There is no motive identified at this time.
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