Why Is Trump Going After OH Officials Who Said Nice Things About His Visit?

US President Donald Trump arrives to board Air Force One at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio on August 7, 2019. - Trump and First Lady Melania Trump met with first responders, hospital staff, victims and their... US President Donald Trump arrives to board Air Force One at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio on August 7, 2019. - Trump and First Lady Melania Trump met with first responders, hospital staff, victims and their families, following the August 4 mass shootings in Dayton's popular Oregon District, which left nine people dead. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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Shortly after Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (D) concluded their press conference following President Donald Trump’s visit to Miami Valley Hospital Wednesday, White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino took aim at the Ohio officials on Twitter.

Scavino also said Trump was treated like a “rock star” when he met with victims of the mass shooting in Dayton.

About an hour after Scavino’s tweets, Trump echoed his social media director’s sentiments.

Trump then tweeted photos from his so-called “rock star” reception at the Ohio hospital.

It’s unclear why Scavino and Trump directed their ire at Brown and Whaley. When Brown had mentioned at the press conference that Trump was “comforting” and that “he did the right things” during the hospital visit, Whaley added that “the victims and the first responders were grateful” for his visit.

Brown and Whaley said they urged Trump to call on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to bring the Senate back to session this week to pass background checks on assault weapons.

“I asked the President to promise to me and to the American people that he will sign that [background checks] bill after he’s spoken out in support of it with Sen. McConnell,” Brown said. “He only said that ‘we will get things done.'”

Earlier Wednesday, Brown announced he would meet with Trump in Dayton in the wake of a deadly shooting that left nine dead, including the suspected gunman. Brown noted that he had “wrestled with the right thing to do” during Trump’s visit.

Brown’s decision to meet with Trump was a reversal of his position on Tuesday, when he said he wouldn’t meet with the President due to Trump’s “racist rhetoric” and “total unwillingness” to address gun control.

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  1. This is just how I want the “consoler-in-chief” to be received. Like an opera star - “me me me me me me me”.

    ETA:

    Earlier Wednesday, Brown announced he would meet with Trump in Dayton in the wake of a deadly shooting.

    Should have gone to Toledo.

  2. We’re seeing Trump revert to showmanship to both sides and to diminish Dem critiques. The media will eat it up but the focus on the issues of gun control and racism remain. In these two issues, Dems have the makings of a big time coalition. The gun control issue is something suburban white voters understand. The race issue is something POC understand. Meld them together and you’ve got a focused coalition that is more likely to ignore the noise and just vote.

  3. Avatar for rondo rondo says:

    I think that tweet was prewritten just waiting to hit “SEND”. It wouldn’t have been any different if Brown had shown up wearing a MAGA hat and a too-long tie.

  4. Avatar for ghost ghost says:

    Ummmm… because they’re Democrats who made Donnie feel uncomfortable by asking him to take his thumb out of his racist ass and do something about the guns? And to distract from the fact that many people in Dayton and especially in El Paso don’t want him and his hypocritical “I really don’t care, do you” immigrant wife anywhere near them? Maybe?

  5. Treated Like Rock Star

    Sid Vicious or Ozzy?

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