President Donald Trump stepped on whatever goodwill he might have garnered in his address following mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton by misidentifying the Ohio city where nine people were killed.
At least 20 others were killed by a white supremacist in Texas in the first of two gun massacres, and Trump promised "urgent" but unspecified action to address mass killings -- and offered his condolences to the people of Toledo, about 150 miles north of Dayton.
Toledo. Fck me.— Tim Ryan (@Tim Ryan)1565015763.0
Holy Toledo! There's always a tweet... https://t.co/qITx7rnEYK— Translate Trump (@Translate Trump)1565017781.0
Hey if you’re in Dayton, just a swift reminder that the president of the United States was golfing when your city h… https://t.co/SJaQVoC9VB— Akilah Hughes (@Akilah Hughes)1565015810.0
Trump said Toledo. He didn’t even care enough to get the location of the shooting correct. @GOP, y’all continue to enable him.— deray (@deray)1565015747.0
Trump couldn’t even get the location of a mass shooting correct in an address to the nation. He said “may God bless… https://t.co/GRb7FKdXyq— Jamil Smith (@Jamil Smith)1565015675.0
- instead of saying Dayton, he said Toledo - can't stop sniffing If we can't impeach the president, can we at leas… https://t.co/qe8gV4Odaf— W. Kamau Bell (@W. Kamau Bell)1565017000.0
trump’s speech had a tight camera shot of his head & chest- perhaps to hide his body movements & podium clutching.… https://t.co/bnWS5C2RLN— Tom Joseph (@Tom Joseph)1565017493.0
First Bowling Green, now Toledo.— Peter Sagal (@Peter Sagal)1565015472.0
We should treat that speech as seriously as the President did. #toledo— Juliette Kayyem (@Juliette Kayyem)1565015404.0
It was Dayton, not Toledo, Trump. Also it’s white supremacy, misogyny & access to guns, not video games. It’s w… https://t.co/u1Ds4JPfPx— Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg)1565016411.0
has trump blamed the press for him saying toledo yet— darth™ (@darth™)1565016199.0
Yes, you see it's spelled "Dayton" but it's pronounced "Toledo." Very common mistake.— Rex Huppke (@Rex Huppke)1565016778.0
Trump: I have the best brain. I have the best words. I have the winning gene. Also Trump: Mixes up Dayton and Tole… https://t.co/Bjpgh5dVE7— JRehling (@JRehling)1565017438.0
This fool really said Toledo.... https://t.co/lx2jDSm4vm— Thomas Q. Jones (@Thomas Q. Jones)1565016234.0