City officials in El Paso, Texas, are calling on President Trump to condemn white supremacy and violence during his visit today.
Trump is currently on his way to El Paso from Dayton, Ohio, the site of another mass shooting. He is expected to meet with victims’ families in Texas.
El Paso City Councilwoman Claudia Ordaz Perez and County Commissioner Vincent Perez said in a statement ahead of Trump’s visit that the city is healing from “the worst terrorist attack in US history against Hispanics.”
It continued to say if the President didn’t call for an end to violence, he would be putting communities at “greater risk for racially-motivated attacks.”
Here’s what else the statement said:
“Calling on our nation to condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy must begin with President of the United States demanding an end to these domestic acts of terrorism, where the lives of 22 innocent victims from our community are now lost. If the President fails to strongly condemn this racially-motivated terrorist attack and fails to call for an end to the use of violence against minority groups by radicalized white nationalist terrorists during his visit, his continued depiction of immigrants and migrants as a threat to our nation will only place our community at greater risk for racially-motivated attacks.”