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VNN — President Trump spent his day visiting Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas by thanking hospital staff and law enforcement officials. Thanking them for their dedicated service. He kept a low profile visit to the two mourning cities as political tensions surround the mass shootings.

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Trump stops to speak to reports durning a meeting with law enforcement and first responder personnel. SHEALAH CRAIGHEAD/WHITE HOUSE

He stops to speak with reporters during his meeting with law enforcement personnel and First Responders Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at the El Paso Emergency Operations Center in El Paso, Texas. The President thanks law enforcement personnel and First Responders for their response at the scene where 22 people were killed and many were injured in a mass shooting on Saturday at a local Walmart in El Paso.

When asked about his critics such as Vice President Biden, Senator Brown, Mayor Whaley, as well as various members of the media. He responded, “Well, they shouldn’t be politicking.  Yeah, they shouldn’t be politicking today.”

POTUS spent most of his time with first responders, victims, and survivors of the mass shootings, respectively in both cities.

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Trump greets military personnel that were attending the meeting.  SHEALAH CRAIGHEAD/WHITE HOUSE

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump meet with law enforcement personnel and First Responders Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at the El Paso Emergency Operations Center in El Paso, Texas. The President thanks them for their response at the scene where 22 people were killed and many were injured in a mass shooting on Saturday at a local Walmart in El Paso.

In his last stop at El Paso, POTUS spoke at the Regional Emergency Communications Center right before meeting law enforcement officials, “There are a lot of heroes.  There are a lot of heroes.  A lot of people did just incredible work.  Now we’re going in, I believe, Chief, and say hello to some of your folks”. Private First Class Oakley and Police Chief Allen begins President Trump as he states, “This is one of the most respected men in law enforcement, and I want to thank you very much.” The First Lady was also present to meet officials from both cities.

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President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit with victims of Saturday’s attack and their family members Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at the University Medical Center of El Paso in El Paso, Texas. Twenty-two people were killed and many were injured in a mass shooting on Saturday at a local Walmart in El Paso. SHEALAH CRAIGHEAD/WHITE HOUSE

Geo is a post-masters degree graduate from Wagner College, practicing in the medical field in New York; on his off time he loves tennis and singing.