Presidential contender Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerDefense & National Security — Military starts giving guidance on COVID-19 vaccine refusals Senators preview bill to stop tech giants from prioritizing their own products Blinken pressed to fill empty post overseeing 'Havana syndrome' MORE (D-N.J.) on Monday slammed President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE's address to the nation about mass shootings that rocked the nation over the weekend, referring to the president's remarks as "bulls--- soup."
"Listening to the president. Such a bulls--- soup of ineffective words," Booker said in a text message released by his campaign manager. "This is so weak. We should quickly condemn his lack of a real plan."
I will let the boss speak for himself. pic.twitter.com/J3dtnopaCo— Addisu Demissie (@ASDem) August 5, 2019
Booker also took to Twitter himself to slam Trump.
The president is weak. And wrong.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 5, 2019
White supremacy is not a mental illness, and guns are a tool that white supremacists use to fulfill their hate.
A number of other presidential candidates have also come forward to slam Trump's response Monday to the shootings.
Trump addressed the nation from the White House in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that left 30 people dead and dozens other injured this weekend.
He called on the U.S. to condemn white supremacy after it was revealed the alleged gunman in El Paso posted an anti-immigrant manifesto.
“The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed with racist hate,” Trump said at the White House. “In one voice, our nation must condemn bigotry, hatred and white supremacy."
"These sinister ideologies must be defeated," he continued.
Trump suggested in a tweet on Monday that he would back connecting stricter background checks on gun buyers to immigration reform legislation.
"Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform" the president tweeted in the morning.
"We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!"