Dayton Mayor Isn’t Hiding Her Disdain For Trump’s Toledo Flub After Shooting

DAYTON, OHIO - AUGUST 05: Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl (L) hold a press conference to update the media about yesterday's mass shooting on August 05, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio. Nine people... DAYTON, OHIO - AUGUST 05: Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl (L) hold a press conference to update the media about yesterday's mass shooting on August 05, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio. Nine people were killed and another 27 injured when a gunman identified as 24-year-old Connor Betts opened fire with a AR-15 style rifle. Betts was subsequently shot and killed by police. The shooting happened less than 24 hours after a gunman in Texas opened fire at a shopping mall killing 22 people. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 6, 2019 1:03 pm
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Dayton, Ohio Mayor Nan Whaley didn’t hesitate to air her grievances over President Donald Trump’s response to the mass shootings over the weekend in her city and El Paso, Texas that left 31 people dead.

Whaley told CNN Tuesday that she was “disappointed” with his remarks.

“I think they fell really short,” Whaley said. “He mentioned gun issues one time. I think, you know, watching the President over the past few years on the issue of guns he’s been — I don’t know if he knows what he believes frankly.”

Trump mistakenly identifying the location of one of the shootings as Toledo during his statement Monday also seemed to contribute to Whaley’s disappointment.

“My immediate reaction is that people from the coast never understand Ohio and they think all Ohio cities are the same,” Whaley said. “It’s an exhausting issue that we have all the time. You know, if we had people from power centers really invest and pay attention to our communities we’d all be better off.”

Watch Whaley respond to Trump’s remarks below:

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