Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley (D) said Tuesday that she would tell President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' MORE "how unhelpful" he has been when he visits the city after the mass shooting there that left nine people dead.
“Yesterday, his comments weren’t very helpful to the issue around guns,” she said at a press conference.
Whaley also said the federal government is "absolutely not" doing enough on gun reform.
NEW: Dayton mayor says she plans to tell Pres. Trump "how unhelpful he's been" on addressing gun violence when he visits the area.— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) August 6, 2019
"Yesterday, his comments weren't very helpful to the issue around guns." https://t.co/chWqSLsUZz pic.twitter.com/IXKU2EdKeQ
Her comments follow statements by Trump in which he expressed support for "red flag" laws that would allow law enforcement to take weapons from possibly dangerous individuals.
The Dayton shooting came a day after another mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, in which 22 people were killed.