GOP challenger Weld denounces Trump’s ‘pathetic’ boasting in El Paso ,Bill Weld, a former Massachusetts governor and now a Republican.
Presidential candidate called President Trump “pathetic” for bragging about crowd sizes while visiting victims and medical staff at a hospital in El Paso ,Texas, after a mass shooting left 22 dead and dozens injured .“He went out, as he should have, to the sites of the shootings and he said,
People were really looking up to me because I came and visited these people in the hospital.’He has to hear that praise. If he doesn’t hear it from the people sitting in the table around him,
He’ll praise himself,” Weld said in an interview with Yahoo News at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) annual convention in Hollywood, Fla.
Democratic candidates Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg also spoke at the meeting.Weld said Trump’s performance in El Paso was “pathetic.”On the Monday after 31 people were killed in back-to-back mass shootings over the Aug. 3-4 weekend,
Rump condemned “racism, bigotry and white supremacy” while blaming the internet, video games and mental illness for the massacres.He later said he would like to see stricter background checks, before setting out to visit victims, first responders and law enforcement in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio.
While visiting the University Medical Center of El Paso, Trump compared a “Make America Great Again” rally he held earlier this year in El Paso to a rally by former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, an El Paso native and Democratic presidential candidate.
When a hospital employee said they attended the campaign rally earlier this year, Trump said,“That was some crowd. We had twice the number outside. And then you had this crazy Beto.