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Trump blames back-to-back mass shootings on ‘a mental illness problem’

December 7, 2019


Hate has no place
in our country. We have to get it to stop. This has been going on
for years, for years and years in our country and
we have to get it to stop. We have done much more
than most administrations [inaudible] we’re really not
talking about very much, but we’ve done, actually,
a lot, but perhaps, more has to be done. But this is also a mental
illness problem, if you look at both of
these cases, this is mental illness. These are really people
that are very, very seriously mentally ill. I just want to also thank
the law enforcement in both places. The job they’ve done is
incredible. I also want to congratulate
them. I mean, nobody could have done what they’ve done. This could have been,
as bad as it was, it could have been so
much worse. I just have to thank them.
The job they’ve done is incredible. They were right on the ball.
In El Paso, they were there so quickly and in Dayton,
in less than a minute. Think of the damage he did
in such a short period of time, in less than a minute. The law enforcement
acted and killed him and it would have been
unbelievable. It was horrible, but it would
have been so much worse. It could have been
so much worse.

72 Comments

  • Reply hunk5525 August 5, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Mass murderers should be shot on spot???

  • Reply Red Pill August 5, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Trump is a liar. It is Trump that is spreading the hate with his chance of sending American congresswoman to other countries because they are not white and not Christian.

  • Reply Peregrine Slim August 5, 2019 at 4:28 am

    It's called domestic terrorism and you, Trump, have been fanning the flames.

  • Reply Peregrine Slim August 5, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Melania looks like she is straight out of the Thunderbirds, as usual.

  • Reply jacob nighthorse August 5, 2019 at 4:52 am

    He's probably right.

  • Reply kidneyRedux August 5, 2019 at 5:14 am

    In a roundabout way, he's right. Both of the shooters were Trump suppourters inspired by his racist rhetoric. There's gotta be something wrong with you to take that guy seriously

  • Reply Éamonn Síoċáin August 5, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Like Charles Manson, Faker 45 refuses to take responsibility for the mayhem he encourages. His racialist rhetoric incites the far-Right to violence.

  • Reply Gordon Pattison August 5, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Yanks are beyond help

  • Reply Matthew Davis Buehrer August 5, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Leave it to the first 'special needs' President to take advantage of a mental health epidemic he and his cabinet is benefiting from.

  • Reply Steven Meakin August 5, 2019 at 6:12 am

    It's mental to have so many guns and then wonder why large numbers of people get massacred

  • Reply justpeachyAK907 August 5, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Sorta liking the UK's version of gun control…but then again, I do believe we deserve to protect ourselves and also hunting.

  • Reply Vas August 5, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Citation needed

  • Reply William Palacio August 5, 2019 at 7:02 am

    The results of fucken drugs

  • Reply Barry Kelly August 5, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Trump and his hate speech is part of the problem and his lack of interest in doing anything about these mass shootings. Basically Trump is nothing but a racist bigoted scumbag.

  • Reply Emon Emongoc August 5, 2019 at 7:19 am

    hes mentally ill and hes the problem

  • Reply niceguy60 August 5, 2019 at 7:28 am

    When I see Trump debating about mental problems it feels like a confession to me ?

  • Reply Rodolfo benitez August 5, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Would he have said the same “mentally ill” if the shooter was a person of color!? Hell no!!!

  • Reply Chris Linhares August 5, 2019 at 8:27 am

    So we make it really easy for mentally unstable people to buy assault rifles?
    Brilliant.

    Why not give out nuclear bomb detonation buttons to anyone who wants one then call the people who push the button "mentally ill"?

  • Reply Vinayak Pande August 5, 2019 at 8:31 am

    A mentally ill person will do less damage with a knife than with a gun. Is that not common sense?

  • Reply jose perez August 5, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Is that the real Melania?

  • Reply Without prejudice August 5, 2019 at 8:54 am

    As a Hillary voting, guardian reading lefty I can say these shooting were 100% Donald Trumps fault. So are the 5000 gun related crimes that take place in gun free England and Wales each year. Shootings only ever occur in gun free places so lefty logic says… ban guns

  • Reply CytoplasmicNanobots August 5, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Who is this guy, he can't even string a sentence together let alone explain how ill he is.

  • Reply WICKEDLEE LOOPY August 5, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Nows not the time to bignote ones self & start talking about having done so much….show some humility and concider gun reform to ensure it doesn't happen again.

  • Reply Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis August 5, 2019 at 9:31 am

    This is just hypocritical…

  • Reply steven durrant August 5, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Democrats won't do anything. They are soft on race-hate terror.

  • Reply sm70911 August 5, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Deflection from the suffering victims to praising Law Enforcement because that message plays to his base. This President is the ultimate Political swamp. He uses the senseless death of others to try and send a political message to his base. He does not care about our country.

  • Reply Qaadirey Suufi August 5, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Really mental

  • Reply Ali Baba August 5, 2019 at 11:00 am

    mental ill is you and yr supporters

  • Reply Mike Kelly August 5, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Mentally ill? That's rich coming from the deranged Boss Hogg himself!

  • Reply niceguy60 August 5, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Even if it was a Mental Problem why allow unstable people access to Military Style Assault rifles ? ?

  • Reply niceguy60 August 5, 2019 at 11:16 am

    My auntie is Mentally ill It has been diagnosed , if she lived in the U.S she would be allowed to have an Assault Rifle ?
    .
    Making the government which allows such things more ill than her ?

  • Reply Naveed Arshad August 5, 2019 at 11:42 am

    He's made America Great Again

  • Reply Naveed Arshad August 5, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Is that Michael Jackson on the left?

  • Reply ArtOfAwareness August 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Gives whole new meaning to the word "asylum" applied to the US. Might want to look into how the white house occupant aggravates the "crazies".

  • Reply Tom M August 5, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    We have a serious mental health issue that can be solved by removing the insane person living in the White House.

  • Reply Truthseeker1515 August 5, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    STOP SELLING AUTOMATIC WEAPONS! It's unheard of in France!

  • Reply fiftyfive16 August 5, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Its like watching a hairy old toddler trying to speak.

  • Reply Michael Dwyer August 5, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Do something!

  • Reply Daniel Uildriks August 5, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    He is in the right to say that becouse it's true

  • Reply Public Public August 5, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    "Hate has no place in this country" says the racist.

  • Reply Asa Wills August 5, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    These are government planned mass shootings, wake up people ?

  • Reply Moms MADD August 5, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    The mental issue is Trump get him out

  • Reply Best Friends World August 5, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Pure EVIL aka TRUMP!! breeds EVIL .. he is responsible for all this HATE!!

  • Reply IA IK August 5, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Mental health issues? Vs capitalism issues like the gun lobby.

  • Reply niceguy60 August 5, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Trump seeds of hate are giving rotten fruits ??

  • Reply JuanJulio Jamirez August 5, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Well they aint a pretty picture mentally are they, these mass murdering types

  • Reply Debi Lee Mauterstock August 6, 2019 at 1:09 am

    president Trump is so not to blame for mental,evil ppl doing what they choose to do.. these ppl that wanna be killers of their own society and culture R indeed mental.

  • Reply Germain acevedo August 6, 2019 at 3:27 am

    Dam if it was a mexica. Killin one person. Les build thr wall

  • Reply dave h August 6, 2019 at 4:06 am

    "Silly people who are mentally ill?:"
    Why not get a national health service and sort out the mentally ill…tax guns and ammo as it seems gun wounds,accidents,murders,crime in general ,suicides etc are a burden on the health system,stop spending ridiculous to the point of a joke amonts on defence….us could easily have affordible health care

  • Reply oooyugi August 6, 2019 at 6:23 am

    Trump is right again

  • Reply Jew Shirls August 6, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Wrong! Most of these shooters are 'normal' "sane" individuals. While the mentally ill are less likely to commit crimes but more likely to be the victims. Bigotry and hate is the problem & scapegoating the disabled will not help.

  • Reply Boe Brown August 6, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    If we all join hands n sing the ‘treciba’ jingle, it would heal the country????‍♂️??. ?

  • Reply mweb1 August 6, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    He's right again.

  • Reply MrBushy1952 August 7, 2019 at 1:55 am

    Whenever he speaks in public, he minds me of a ventriloquist dummy. Why?

  • Reply R.B. Smitty August 7, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Melania looking like a boss with those shades

  • Reply R.B. Smitty August 7, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Blame trump for everything I almost forgot

  • Reply Vivienne Maynard August 7, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Maybe his own………..

  • Reply Mike Bambur August 7, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Mentally ill person does not know what is AK 47 or AR 15.Take as many as you like to any mental institution and you will find out that none of the patients will know what that gun is mind as well how to lead or how to shoot. Word mentally ill is used for one reason only,to defend NRA and make sure nothing gets done to protect our children.

  • Reply B B August 7, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Uh, Gump, you have a short memory – one of the first things you did as president was undo Obama's attempt to not allow those with mental health issues to obtain a gun. But this isn't a mental heal issue – it's about having too many guns in this country.

  • Reply mopthermopther August 8, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Bit of Trivia : B4 becoming president, Trump was world famous scientific medical doctor.
    oh wait ! what’s that ? I stand corrected. He escaped from a world famous mental institution.
    well yes that makes more sense

  • Reply micc fischer August 10, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Racism, Hate, white supremacy are not diagnosable mental illnesses, trumpity also changed Obamas gun law, that now allows people with mental conditions to buy guns,

  • Reply Beauty Within August 15, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Coincidentally Boris Johnson the UK Prime Minister is also pushing the same mental health narrative, I would like to add both countries are one in the same just different locations. What this simply means is they will change laws so they can take you in if they think you have mental health issues and say it was a matter of security. This is just another excuse to take away more of our civil rights.

  • Reply bongo fury August 16, 2019 at 9:41 am

    I can’t wait for the 2020 Democratic meltdown on election night.
    Who makes the best microwave popcorn?

  • Reply GreensOplenty August 17, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    they are just setting themselves up to talk about eugenics programs for poor and mentally ill americans.

  • Reply tesla1077 August 20, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Trump is so full of Sh*t and anyone who believes him is a racist fool.

  • Reply Niklas Enblom August 21, 2019 at 9:01 am

    And not a word about the guns!

  • Reply anacronistic curmudgeonry August 21, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    "Hate has no place in this country" -From the very man doing everything he can to spread more hate.

    What the for real f***?

  • Reply experimental treat Viral August 27, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    You are the one who need be confined

  • Reply Big Za August 29, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Well I’ll be damned, the only president who ever mentioned mental health negligence is John F Kennedy.

  • Reply Mike Lariviere September 7, 2019 at 5:32 am

    How much more horrible and worse can it get with mass shootings reoccurring? He really doesn’t think before he speaks.

  • Reply Silencesma Tomsom September 7, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Mrs Melenia shades ?

  • Reply achos November 19, 2019 at 9:06 am

    1:11

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