‘Criminal returns to the scene of his crimes’: Trump torched for announcing El Paso visit
Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Prescott Valley Event Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

President Donald Trump officially announced on Tuesday that he would be traveling to El Paso, Texas on Wednesday in the wake of the white supremacist terrorist attack on the border city.


"Will be going to Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, tomorrow to meet with first responders, law enforcement, and some of the victims of the terrible shootings," Trump tweeted.

The announcement of the trip drew immediate condemnation, as local leaders had asked Trump to stay away.

Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX), who represents El Paso in Congress, told MSNBC on Monday that Trump isn't welcome in El Paso until he apologizes for his racism and takes back his words.

“The president has used the words in the clips that you’ve shown that have caused a tremendous amount of pain and that have fueled violence. Those words are still hanging out there. He needs to recognize his role. He needs to recognize that those words have power. He needs to apologize, and he needs to take them back,” Escobar demanded.

“You know, we were told by law enforcement earlier that we have to be concerned about copycat acts of violence. It would go a long way for the president to say, ‘I used racist language, I used words that dehumanized people and I was wrong and I take them back.’ Only after he does that should he be welcomed into our community,” she explained.

Former El Paso Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) said the shooter did exactly what Trump wanted.

And city officials don't want Trump either, considering Trump's re-election campaign still owes the El Paso $470,000 in unpaid bills from a campaign rally where he stoked racism in the community.

Politicians weren't the only people outraged by Trump's trip, here's some of what others were saying: