Authorities seek leads in mass shootings that left 31 dead

President Donald Trump is denouncing two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas saying

President Donald Trump is denouncing two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas saying"hate has no place in our country

He declared that, "We're going to take care" of the problem and said he will have more to say Monday.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA said Trump's rhetoric was "amplifying" risky ideologies and that the country needed to look at recent attacks by people espousing white nationalist ideas as "domestic terrorism".

Obama's statement Monday was a rare occasion when the former president, who has generally avoided commenting on politics since leaving office, spoke out.

Democrats are being racist and spewing hate across the country.

Read Barack Obama's full statement of the recent mass shootings below. He's said the day of the Sandy Hook shooting was the worst of his presidency, and lamented Washington's collective inability to respond meaningfully.

Following the horrific attack in a local Walmart supermarket on Sunday, 20 people were killed in the Texas city with several other injured.

Authorities in two US cities scoured leads in a pair of weekend mass shootings that killed 31, trying to piece together the motives that led two young men to unleash violence on innocent people in crowded public places. A 21-year-old man has been charged in the attack.

Trump also directed the Department of Justice to team up with state and federal agencies and social media companies in order to find ways to potential mass shooters "before they strike".

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"We are not helpless here", he wrote. "And until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing our gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening".

Authorities say Crusius is from the affluent Dallas suburb of Allen and drove more than 10 hours to El Paso before the attack.

Trump did not indicate in his tweets on Monday morning if he supported a sweeping gun control bill that passed the House with bipartisan support in February that requires universal background checks but has not been considered by the Senate.

Trump's planned visit comes as Democrats are accusing him of stoking racial divisions with his strong anti-immigration rhetoric even after he said that Americans must "condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy".

Trump, who will speak Monday at the White House, has frequently sought to tie his unrequited immigration priorities - a border wall and transforming the legal immigration system to one that prioritizes merit over familial ties - to legislation around which he perceives momentum to be building.

Another Democratic presidential candidate, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, pointedly criticized the news media in an impassioned response for continuing to question whether Trump was enabling racism.

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro said the president's words rang hollow.

"We hope you will champion laws and policies that ban assault weapons and high yield magazines, enact universal background checks, and demand red flag laws that take guns from those who are a harm to themselves or others. Let's try some things", he said of the issue at a CNN townhall in 2016.

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