Trump offered prayers for ‘those who perished in Toledo’

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In his remarks about the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio this weekend, President Trump misidentified the city where one of the deadly attacks took place.

President Trump offered prayers for “those who perished in Toledo.” The Ohio shooting took place in Dayton, which is about 150 miles south of Toledo. The Texas shooting took place in El Paso, which is about 1,600 miles from Toledo.

“May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo, and may God protect them,” Trump said. “May God protect all of those from Texas to Ohio, may God bless the victims and their families, may God bless America.”

Later, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said the city is “happy to accept his prayers, even if they were meant for Dayton.”

Meanwhile, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said this when asked if the President would visit: “I’ve heard that he’s coming Wednesday, but I’ve not gotten a call. And you know, he might be going to Toledo. I don’t know.”

The Mayor of El Paso said the president will visit the city on Wednesday. Also there will be CBS Evening News with Anchor Norah O’Donnell.

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