Moment Donald Trump makes awkward blunder during speech on mass shootings

Shoes are piled in the rear of Ned Peppers Bar at the scene after a mass shooting in Dayton

Trump's comments came after two mass shootings rocked the nation over a span of less than 24 hours.

Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar said President Trump is "not welcome" in her city of El Paso, Texas, after a lone gunman who allegedly followed anti-immigrant and racist ideologies gunned down 22 people at a local Walmart on Saturday.

The non profit run by researcher Mark Bryant defines mass shootings as shootings in which four or more people are injured or killed, not including the shooter, in a single incident.

He also said the country needs to reform mental health laws to identify disturbed people as well as work with social media companies to detect possible mass shooters. While he differed from Trump by saying tougher gun laws can "stop some killing", the former president agreed there is a need to address online hate. He was captured alive, and the shooting is being probed as an act of domestic terrorism.

There have been more than 250 mass shootings in the United States so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which counts a mass shooting as any attack in which four or more people, excluding the shooter, are killed or wounded.

Congress has proven unable to pass substantial gun violence legislation this session, despite the frequency of mass shootings, in large part because of resistance from Republicans, particularly in the GOP-controlled Senate.

"Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun", he said in the address.

"We must recognise that the internet has provided a unsafe Ave to radicalised disturbed minds and perform demented acts". He said the Internet, social media and violent video games had helped radicalize people.

Trump said he wants legislation providing "strong background checks" for gun users, but he provided scant details and has reneged on previous promises after mass shootings.

He called on the Senate to push for universal background checks, federal legislation on protection orders and a debate on banning assault weapons.

A 21-year-old white man has been charged with capital murder in Saturday's shooting spree. Those words directly echoed Trump's continued warnings of "an invasion" at the southern border ahead of the 2018 midterms. "Fake News has contributed greatly to the anger and rage that has built up over many years", Trump wrote on Twitter on August 5.

And at least one person asked Tlaib to provide some concrete examples of Trump's alleged attempts to incite violence.

Critics have branded Trump's remarks on immigration as racist since the president launched his 2016 campaign.

Trump has denied responsibility for inciting violence in the past.

Trump suggested Monday that a background check bill could be paired with his long-sought effort to toughen the nation's immigration system. "He's not tolerating racism - he's promoting racism".

Trump said on Sunday that "hate has no place in our country", but he also blamed mental illness for the violence.

Police said the suspect opened fire with a rifle on shoppers, many of them bargain-hunting for back-to-school supplies, then surrendered to officers who confronted him outside the store. "Together, we lock arms to shoulder the grief".

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