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President Trump says that Joe Biden has lost his fastball, criticizing the presidential candidate as a "pretty incompetent guy." Democrats accuse Trump of hiding behind talk of mental illness and the influence of social media rather than committing to laws they insist are needed to restrict gun ownership and the types of weapons that are legal.
Before President Trump departed for Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, he suggested candidates were trying to make political points off of his response to the twin tragedies.
In Iowa, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden planned to say, "We have a president with a toxic tongue who has publicly and unapologetically embraced a political strategy of hate, racism, and division." In a sign of higher tensions after the shootings, a motorcycle backfiring on Tuesday night in New York's Times Square sent crowds running for fear of another gun attack.
"People are obviously very frightened," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told CNN.