The President of the United States Donald Trump discussed with FBI Director Christopher Ray, the head of the Ministry of Justice William Barr and members of the American Congress possible ways to prevent cases of mass shooting of people like those that occurred in El Paso (Texas) and Dayton (Ohio) and led to the death of 29 people. He told journalists about it before departure from New Jersey to Washington.
“Hate has no place in our country, and we are going to take care of it. I’ve talked a long time with Attorney General William Barr, I’ve talked to FBI Director Christopher Ray, I’ve talked to governors of both States, and we’re doing a lot of work, a lot of work right now, a lot of law enforcement and others. I talked to members of Congress about what we can do,” Trump said. “We need to stop it,” he added.
Asked how he was going to solve the “weapons problem,” Trump replied that “a lot is in the works.” “We have done more than most administrations <...> However, perhaps more remains to be done,” the US President said.
He also noted that in both cases the shooting was associated with a “mental illness.” “Look at both incidents, it’s a mental illness. These are people who are very, very seriously mentally ill,” Trump summed up.
According to the American leader, today he will make a statement regarding both incidents.