It was inevitable, wasn't it?
Even as two weekend mass shootings left 31 people dead in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, President Trump has had no reservations about politicizing the event on Twitter. But his attacks on the areas' Democratic politicians seemed mostly reserved to the internet or the White House grounds — until this video of Trump's El Paso hospital visit popped up and proved otherwise.
Before Trump's Wednesday visits Dayton and El Paso, he used a few tweets to deride 2020 Democrat and former El Paso Rep. Beto O'Rourke. And on Wednesday, he went even further, bringing up his and O'Rourke's competing rallies in February and falsely claiming O'Rourke had "like 400 people in a parking lot" at his. Oh, and he did it within seconds of shaking hands with doctors in an El Paso hospital.
The move just after Trump claimed he would "stay out of the political fray" while making visits to the two cities — and after he tweeted some issues with Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) and Dayton's Democratic Mayor Nan Whaley.