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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 01: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a meeting with leaders of the steel industry at the White House March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump announced planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum during the meeting, with details to be released at a later date. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

During the American Priority Conference at President Donald Trump's resort in Miami, a group of Trump supporters was shown a violent video depicting Trump shooting, stabbing, and otherwise murdering people and publications perceived to be his political enemies.

According to the officials at the conference, the video was in no way authorized or sanctioned by them, but was instead played by attendees in a side room.

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On Tuesday's season premiere of The View Meghan McCain made an on air declaration that 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke took exception to. In a heated discussion of the latest mass shooting, McCain extolled the popularity of the AR-15 rifle and stated violence would occur if anyone tried to eliminate or limit access to the weapon.

As part of his campaign platform, Texas born Beto O'Rourke proposed an AR-15 style weapon buyback program. But the former Texas Representative said to The Daily Beast about McCain's statements on national television:

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After the mass shooting that took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Dick's Sporting Goods decided to stop all sales of assault style guns and accessories in their stores. After a mass shooting at one of their own stores that took the lives of 22 people, Walmart decided to remove video game displays it deems violent.

Fred Guttenberg—whose 14 year-old daughter Jaime was murdered at her high school in Parkland—let the billion dollar retail chain know what he thought of their decision.

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President Donald Trump visited University Medical Center where victims were recovering after an anti-immigrant shooting in El Paso, Texas this past weekend which killed 22 people.

While none of the still-hospitalized victims agreed to meet with Trump, whose immigration rhetoric often mirrors the ideology of the shooter, he took pictures with medical workers. Press wasn't allowed inside the hospital, but Trump's team filmed and edited videos of the visit which were later edited and shared to Twitter by the president.

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump visited the cities of Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. The two cities saw devastating mass shooting attacks over the weekend while President Trump was out of Washington DC at his New Jersey golf resort.

The press corps that travels with the President on Air Force One was told—first in Dayton then again in El Paso—there was no reason for them to leave the plane as the visits were to be completely about the victims and not a photo op for the POTUS and FLOTUS. But shortly after each visit, professional photos and video taken, edited and produced with accompanying music were posted to Twitter by Trump, the White House Twitter account and members of the Trump administration, one of whom described the visit to victims of gun violence as the President being treated "like a rock star."

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After a deadly weekend of mass shootings, the President visited the two affected cities Wednesday.

Self-described "Assistant to President @realDonaldTrump, Director of Social Media" Dan Scavino Jr. decided to use the trip to Dayton, Ohio as a chance to take a dig at Democratic Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley who held a press conference after the President's visit.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: U.S. President Donald Trump walks toward journalists as he departs the White House for a campaign rally in Pennsylvania May 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. On his way to Montoursville, Pennsylvania, Trump said that Iran does not currently pose a direct threat to the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

As the United States reels from multiple mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio resulting in 31 dead Americans, various outlets are grappling with how best to cover such horrific developments.

In the case of El Paso, the shooter was radicalized by white supremacists on the social network 8chan. His manifesto uses similar rhetoric to that used by President Donald Trump, like referring to Mexican immigration as an "invasion."

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