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Trump Takes His Grievances on the Road in Visits to Shooting Survivors

  • President jabs at Democrats, media between Dayton, El Paso
  • Trump trailed by accusations he incited violence with remarks
Donald Trump greets first responders during a visit to El Paso on Aug. 7.
Donald Trump greets first responders during a visit to El Paso on Aug. 7.Photographer: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump visited survivors of a pair of mass shootings that killed 31 people over the weekend, a solemn presidential duty that he and White House officials nevertheless managed to infuse with politics.

Trump spent much of Wednesday in private meetings with survivors of the attacks in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, as well as the doctors and nurses who treated them and local police. But he brought with him from Washington his usual grievances, assailing Joe Biden, Ohio Democrats who joined him at a hospital and the media.