O'Rourke thanks Harris for buying staff lunch: 'We can all come together in such dark moments'

O'Rourke thanks Harris for buying staff lunch: 'We can all come together in such dark moments'
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Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeCastro qualifies for next Democratic primary debates 2020 Democrats react to NYPD firing of officer in Garner case: 'Finally' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall MORE's presidential campaign thanked his primary opponent Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Warren offers plan to repeal 1994 crime law authored by Biden Sanders leads Democratic field in Colorado poll MORE (D-Calif.) for buying lunch for his staff in a show of solidarity among the candidates in the wake of Saturday's mass shooting in O'Rourke's hometown of El Paso, Texas.

"Folks have been so kind these last few days— a good reminder of the larger fight we are up against and how we can all come together in such dark moments. Thank you to team @KamalaHarris for being so thoughtful and sending lunch to Beto HQ in El Paso," tweeted Aleigha Cavalier, national press secretary for the campaign of O'Rourke, a former congressman.

Twenty-two people were killed in El Paso after a lone gunman allegedly opened fire at a Walmart. The gunman is believed to have written a manifesto warning of an "invasion" of immigrants ahead of the shooting, raising new fears about the growth of white supremacy in the United States.

Within the same 24-hour period, 9 people were killed in a separate shooting in Dayton, Ohio. 

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O'Rourke tweeted Monday that he doesn't think President TrumpDonald John TrumpFacebook releases audit on conservative bias claims Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Recessions happen when presidents overlook key problems MORE, who is set to visit El Paso on Wednesday, is welcome in the city. 

"This president, who helped create the hatred that made Saturday's tragedy possible, should not come to El Paso,” O'Rourke said. “We do not need more division. We need to heal. He has no place here.” 

O'Rourke has been one of the most vocal Democrats calling out the similarities between the shooter's language and that of Trump. He said the president is racist and responsible for stoking racism in the country. 

Trump on Monday in remarks from the White House condemned white supremacy.

“In one voice, our nation must condemn bigotry, hatred and white supremacy,” he said. "These sinister ideologies must be defeated.”