Donald Trump pays visit to shooting victims in Ohio, protesters shout 'Do Something'
Ohio : The United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday met Ohio shooting victims and the eyewitnesses of the two deadly mass shootings amid protests with shouts "Do Something" and "You are why" accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-immigrant and racially charged rhetoric.
Trump visited Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where the wounded were treated after nine people and the suspect were killed in a rampage early on Sunday, one of two mass shootings 13 hours apart that shocked the country.
The protesters outside the hospital carried signs reading, "Hate not welcome here," and "Stop this terror."
White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said on Twitter that Trump stopped by hospital rooms and met with patients while thanking the medical staff for their work.
"You had God watching. I want you to know we're with you all the way," she quoted Trump as saying at the hospital.
Democrats say Trump's anti-immigrant, racially charged language at rallies and on Twitter has done much to fan racist, white nationalist sentiments, creating a political climate more conducive to hate-based violence.