Trump Heads to El Paso After Racist Massacre, Facing Hostility and Stirring It

WASHINGTON -- Amid allegations this his own caustic rhetoric about immigrants prompted a killer to gun down 22 people at an El Paso Walmart last week, President Donald Trump headed to the border city on Wednesday to offer his condolences.He did not go quietly. And he faces a decidedly mixed reception when he arrives in El Paso in the afternoon, after a stop in Dayton, Ohio, site of another mass shooting on Saturday.El Paso's mayor agreed to meet with Trump, but the local congresswoman snubbed him, saying she refused to provide political cover for a president whose rhetoric the gunman cited in a manifesto explaining his motives for driving 600 miles from North Texas to El Paso to repel so-called invaders."I refuse to be an accessory to his visit," said freshman Rep. Veronica Escobar, an El Paso Democrat in an online post. "I refuse to join without a dialogue about the pain his racist and hateful words & actions have caused our community and country."  Continue reading...

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