Thursday, May 13

President Trump condemns ‘hateful act’ in El Paso after mass shooting grips Texas

President Donald Trump called the mass shooting Saturday in El Paso, Texas, an “act of cowardice,” and said there “are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing people.”

“Today’s shooting in ElPaso, Texas, was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people,” Trump tweeted Saturday night.

At least 20 people were killed and more than two dozen were injured in the rampage at an El Paso shopping center, according to Texas and local authorities. A white man from Allen, a suburb of Dallas more than 650 miles away, is in police custody, El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said.

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