EL PASO, Texas – President Donald Trump will travel to El Paso tomorrow to meet with Texas leaders, as well as people affected by this weekend’s deadly shooting.
But those directly impacted say he’s not welcome.
“What for?” Says Octavio Lizarde, a victim in the El Paso shooting.
Octavio Lizarde was shot in the attack and his nephew was killed.
At a press conference today, he recounted the horrific moments he had to endure inside that Walmart.
He was only there five minutes when it all happened, waiting to cash a check with his nephew.
“I wanted to take him to the room where my manager was. I tried to pull him to where I was. He said what? I said come over here. He said where? I pulled him back with me. The shooter came. I guess he heard us. He shot him,” Says Lizarde.
People have left notes for the president at the growing memorial where the shooting happened. They tell us that they don’t think anything productive will come out of the president’s trip.
But the mayor of El Paso is making it clear that his office, “In an official capacity is welcoming the president of the United States, which he considers as his formal duty.”