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Trump: hatred pulled the trigger, not the gun

Aug 06, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

DONALD TRUMP denounced white supremacy yesterday as he addressed a nation reeling from two mass shootings that left more than 30 people dead, but blamed mental illness and the internet rather than gun control laws.

The US president vowed his administration would "act with urgent resolve" in the aftermath of the weekend tragedies in Texas and Ohio, which he condemned as "two evil attacks".

Mr Trump said there was a need for reforms to mental health laws but was criticised for suggesti...