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    While President Donald Trump spoke in memory of those who “perished in Toledo” while apparently referring to the shooting in Dayton, Democratic hopeful Joe Biden referred to the shootings as “the tragic events” in Houston and Michigan.

    US President Donald Trump has landed in hot water while delivering a speech about the recent mass shootings that rocked the country, giving the wrong location of one of the tragedies.

    "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. May God bless the victims and their families", he said, evoking a barrage of criticism on social media.

    However, former US vice president and current Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden apparently managed to trump this achievement, describing the shootings as "the tragic events in Houston today and also in Michigan the day before" while speaking to donors at a fundraiser in San Diego, though he later corrected himself.

    And just like with Trump, the social media crowd seemed reluctant to give Biden a free pass.

    As the Washington Examiner points out, this isn’t the first such mistake that Biden has made during the ongoing campaign. In May, he ended up confusing former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with then-Prime Minister Theresa May.

    At least 20 people were killed and 26 more wounded after a gunman opened fire in a Walmart in the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday evening.

    Less than 24 hours later, a gunman killed nine people and wounded 27 others in a separate shooting in Dayton, Ohio. Police said they neutralised the shooter, identified as 24-year-old Conner Betts, in less than a minute.


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