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Trump to visit to El Paso, Texas Wednesday: mayor

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Published on August 5, 2019 - Duration: 02:16s

Trump to visit to El Paso, Texas Wednesday: mayor

Despite their disagreements, El Paso, Texas, Mayor Dee Margo on Monday said he will meet "in an official capacity" with President Donald Trump during Trump's upcoming visit on Wednesday following the weekend shooting massacre.

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Trump to visit to El Paso, Texas Wednesday: mayor

"This is the Office of the Mayor of El Paso in an official capacity, welcoming the Office of the President of the United States, which I consider is my formal duty," Mayor Margo, a Republican, told reporters.

Margo and Trump clashed earlier this year after the El Paso mayor said a border fence had not helped reduce crime in the city.

Trump responded by saying Mayor Margo was "full of crap." Trump read a statement at the White House on Monday saying that Americans "must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy." He blamed the internet and violent video games for fostering violence after a shooting in El Paso over the weekend left 22 people dead.

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