Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted two Democratic officials who held a press conference after his visit to the Dayton, Ohio, hospital treating victims of Sunday’s mass shooting, accusing them of speaking being ‘dishonest’ and saying: ‘They shouldn’t be politicking today.’
While Trump did not fully spell out his grievance, one of his closest aides day, tweeting that it was ‘disgusting’ that Ohio senator Sherrod Brown and Dayton mayor Nan Whaley didn’t acknowledge the ‘rock star treatment’ the president received while visiting survivors of Sunday morning’s mass shooting.
The two had given a press conference directly after touring Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with the president to meet survivors, first responders and medical staff, and after saying that the president had been right to comfort people, had said they pressed him on gun control.
But Trump unleashed first on Twitter then in person after seeing the press conference on live television.
His White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham also told DailyMail.com that Brown and Whaley intentionally exaggerated the degree to which they claimed they pressed Trump for action on gun control when they spoke after taking part in his visit to the hospital.