Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley made the disgraceful hall of fame today with her mocking comments about President Donald Trump.
The Hill reported on Monday that Mayor Nan Ahaley took a jab at the President after he mistakenly referred to Dayton, where a mass shooting took place over the weekend, as Toledo.
President Trump delivered an address this Monday in response to the two mass shootings over the weekend, but mentioned the wrong city in Ohio on one occasion.
When speaking to reporters on Monday, Mayor Whaley jabbed President Trump over the gaff.
“I’ve heard that he’s coming Wednesday but I have not gotten a call,” Mayor Whaley said. “And you know, he might be going to Toledo, I don’t know.”
Whaley grinned as she walked away from the reporters.
President Trump’s slip came near the end of his 10-minute televised speech on Monday.
“May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo, may God protect them. May God protect all of those from Texas to Ohio,” President Trump said.
The official White House transcript of Trump’s remarks crossed out President Trump’s reference to Toledo.
The two shootings, which injured and killed many people, did not appear connected, and the motive for the Ohio killings is unclear. But high-profile Democrats said that President Trump bore at least some responsibility for the violence in Texas.
“Words have consequences, and the president has made my community and my people the enemy,” Rep. Veronica Escobar, a Hispanic congresswoman who represents the vast majority of El Paso in the House of Representatives, told MSNBC.
“He has told the country that we are people to be feared, people to be hated. He has done that at his rallies. He has done that through his Twitter,” she said.
Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, claimed that the shootings “were clearly at least in part a result” of President Trump’s “divisive and racist rhetoric” and condemned Trump’s proposed legislative fix.
President Trump told reporters on Sunday that “hate has no place in our country,” vowing to “take care of it.” But in his June 2015 speech launching his presidential campaign, President Trump characterized Mexicans crossing the border as “rapists” who are “bringing drugs” and “bringing crime” into the United States, Politico reported.