Trump calls for action on mental health laws, video games after shootings.
President Donald Trump on Monday called for reforms to mental health laws and criticized violent video games after a pair of mass shootings over the weekend, saying he had also asked the FBI to identify resources needed to disrupt domestic terrorism.
Trump did not repeat his call for stronger background checks, as he tweeted earlier Monday.
"Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun," Trump said in a televised address. "I am open and ready to listen and discuss all ideas that will actually work and make a very big difference."
President Donald Trump condemned "racism, bigotry and white supremacy" this morning from the White House. But he did not call for Congress to come back into session to deal with gun or immigration laws -- despite signaling earlier in the morning that he would seek to twin the two politically explosive issues. "These sinister ideologies must be defeated," Trump said. "Hate has no place in America."
ON THE DEATH PENALTY: "I am also directing the Department of Justice to propose legislation ensuring that those who commit hate crimes and mass murders face the death penalty and that this capital punishment be delivered quickly, decisively, and without years of needless delay."