Of course, there was some controversy around the speech.
Trump read from a teleprompter as he kind of spoke out against white supremacy. But he said very little about guns or gun control legislation. The speech ended with a flub: He said “may God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo.” The problem, there was no shooting in Toledo. The shooting occurred in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.
“May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo”
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 5, 2019
Despite reading from a TelePrompTer, Trump just blessed the victims “that perished in Toledo,” despite the victims being in Dayton, reminiscent of when he incorrectly cited the “Massacre in Bowling Green.” pic.twitter.com/5hBYEXVIvb
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) August 5, 2019
We should also note that democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden also made a similar gaffe.
Biden at a fundraiser tonight almost immediately spoke of the two recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, at first referring to them as “the tragic events in Houston today and also in Michigan the day before” but later correcting himself, according to pooler @LAWinkley
— Matt Viser (@mviser) August 5, 2019
These are the people who run our country.