The mayor of El Paso, Dee Margo, is clearly unhappy with the criticism he’s getting over his plans to meet with Trump when he visits El Paso on Wednesday:
It’s amazing that even after a massacre like this, the mayor is getting hell from critics just because he’s going to meet with Trump.
Margo told the reporter that asked him about the meeting that it wasn’t not a political visit and that he was going to fulfill his obligation as mayor and meet with the president. And he suggested that people should save their time stop emailing and calling about the meeting.
But it was when the reporter pressed the mayor about it, asking him if he understood why some people had a different point of view about the meeting that he got an earful:
Yes I understand! But we’re not dealing with that right now. We are dealing with a tragedy of 22 people who have perished by an evil, hateful act of a white supremacist that has no bearing or belonging in El Paso. It was not done by an El Pasoan. No El Pasoan would ever do this. And I don’t know how we deal with evil.
I don’t have a textbook for dealing with evil other than the Bible. I’m sorry, we’re gonna go through this. But the president is coming out and I will meet with the president and I guess for people who have lots of time on their hands I will deal with their emails and their phone calls.
You really have to watch the video to get the one of it. It’s just amazing that Trump hatred is so fierce that he’s getting this kind of pressure.