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Dayton mayor jabs Trump over Toledo gaffe

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (D) on Monday took a jab at President Trump after he mistakenly referred to Dayton, where a mass shooting took place over the weekend, as Toledo.

Trump delivered an address Monday in response to the two mass shootings over the weekend, but mentioned the wrong city in Ohio on one occasion.

{mosads}When speaking to reporters Monday, Whaley jabbed Trump over the gaff.

“I’ve heard that he’s coming Wednesday but I have not gotten a call,” Whaley said. “And you know, he might be going to Toledo, I don’t know.”

Whaley grinned as she walked away from the reporters. 

Trump’s slip came near the end of his 10-minute televised speech Monday.

“May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo, may God protect them. May God protect all of those from Texas to Ohio,” Trump said.

The official White House transcript of Trump’s remarks crossed out the president’s reference to Toledo.

Several Ohio Democrats quickly seized on Trump’s misstep, with Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) quickly tweeting in response: “Toledo. Fck me.”

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