El Paso Congresswoman Escobar Tells President Trump He Is Not Welcome to Visit

Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) said Monday morning that President Trump is not welcome in her hometown of El Paso following the massacre there on Saturday by an alleged white supremacist. Escobar blamed Trump for the shooting.

Trump is reportedly planning to visit El Paso and Dayton,Ohio, the cities targeted in mass shooting attacks last weekend, on Wednesday.

Escobar made the comments on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, saying, “…he is not welcome here. He should not come here while we are in mourning.”


Excerpts: “Words have consequences. The president has made my community and my people the enemy. He has told the country that we are people to be feared, people to be hated.”

“From my perspective, he is not welcome here. He should not come here while we are in mourning. I would encourage the president’s staff members to have him do a little self-reflection. I would encourage them to show him his own words and his actions at the rallies.”

“I live in an extraordinary community. We are the epitome of goodness as a community. We welcome the stranger. We take care of the vulnerable. That is who El Paso is, and I am so proud to be a member of this community.”

Complete video via MSNBC:

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