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In Dayton and El Paso, Donald Trump stirs tensions despite calls for union

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Demonstration at Donald Trump's visit to El Paso, Texas on August 7th. JOSE LUIS GONZALEZ / REUTERS

The visits made on Wednesday August 7 by Donald Trump to two cities bereaved by massacres occurred during the previous weekend did not allow to create the national unity. Which the president of the United States had yet called August 5.

In Dayton (Ohio) and El Paso (Texas), protesters even protested his coming, accusing him of stirring up tensions with his often incendiary rhetoric, particularly about migrants.

On Monday, during his short speech, Donald Trump had urged the Americans to put aside partisan quarrels for "To condemn racism, sectarianism, and white supremacism with one voice". He did not stop, however, throughout the day, to retaliate fiercely against the criticism of his democratic opponents, the loss of the role of Chief Comforter who traditionally returns to the past. President.

Before leaving for Dayton, then for El Paso, Donald Trump said at first that his controversial remarks have the effect, he says, of  " gather" his fellow citizens before ensuring that his tractors were trying to "Political benefit" their accusations.

After his visit to Dayton Hospital where victims are treated, the US president, once on board Air Force One, attacked his Twitter account to Mayor Nan Whaley and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown â € "both Democrats â €" who had accompanied her on the spot.

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He accused them of having given a summary report of his passage in the hospital during a press conference. They had, however, praised Donald Trump's gesture without hiding their frustration over his lack of eagerness to tackle gun control.

The president then praised the conservative channel One America News Network (OANN), as he had already done early in the day, for asserting that the Dayton shooter , killed during the attack on a neighborhood known for its nightlife, was close to the left wing of the Democratic Party. Then, he attacked former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 presidency, who recalled in a multi-faceted speech. © s ambiguity.

He defended again, as he has done many times – the last time during an interview with the conservative Fox News Channel on June 6 th. Use of the term  " invasion" to qualify immigration from Central America.