‘Americans must denounce racism, bigotry & white supremacy’ – Trump

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US President Donald Trump condemned “bigotry and hatred” following last weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that killed 29 people, adding that all Americans must denounce “racism, bigotry, and white supremacy”.

“These sinister ideologies must be defeated,” Trump said in remarks at the White House. “Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart and devours the soul.”

Trump said he would act with “urgent resolve” to put an end to the rising gun violence.

He called for reforming mental health laws to identify mentally disturbed individuals so they get the appropriate treatment early on, stop the glorification of violence, including violent in violent video games, do a better job in detecting and acting on early warning signs for a potential mass shooting.

Trump said he had asked social media giants to develop tools that could detect people planning a mass shooting. He accused the internet and social media of “helping to radicalise people” and “spur heinous crimes”.

The president also said that “those judged as a risk to public safety should not be given access to guns”. To stop this, Trump said he would back “red flag” laws — which allows the temporary removal of firearms from a person — for gun owners who could present a risk to others.

He also said that he would propose legislation to ensure that those who commit hate crimes and mass murders face the death penalty.

Via Euronews 

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