Trump postpones visit to The Villages after weekend mass shootings

So far, no rescheduled date has been set.

Trump postpones visit to The Villages after weekend mass shootings
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President Trump's Tuesday trip to the Villages to talk Medicare with Florida's largest retirement community has been postponed after back-to-back mass shootings. 

The Village News reported that Trump's visit was canceled, and has no rescheduled date set. He was set to speak in an intimate, invite-only meetup at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. The cancellation follows a shooting that killed at least 20 people in an El Paso Walmart on Saturday. A day later, another shooting claimed at least 10 lives in Dayton, Ohio.

The El Paso shooter reportedly published a white supremacist manifesto blaming Latino immigrants for taking jobs away from Americans.  

Trump prepared formal remarks regarding the shootings Monday, denouncing white supremacy and saying "mental illness and hatred pull the trigger, not the gun." In a since-questioned series of tweets on the shooting, he called both for background checks and immigration reform. 

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