President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will visit El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday –– two cities reeling from mass shootings that left dozens dead.
The White House has not finalized or announced his activities on the ground, but here’s what you can expect during the visits:
- Trump is expected to meet with some members of the grieving communities and first responders, according to White House spokesman Hogan Gidley, who spoke with reporters today. “What he wants to do is go to these communities and grieve with them, pray with them, offer condolences and quite frankly, offer thank you and appreciation to those who are first responders and put their lives on the line and are able to take out the shooter so quickly,” Gidley said.
- The President also wants to talk about potential solutions “on how we keep this from ever happening again,” he said.
- Trump wants talk about unity. “He wants to have a conversation with them that it’s time to unity. That we can do something impactful and important working to prevent this from every happening again if we come together,” Gidley said.