President Trump on Sunday, Aug. 4, strongly denounced two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, stating “hate has no place in our country.”

Addressing reporters in Morristown, New Jersey, the president pledged, “We’re going to take care” of the issue. He said he spoke to the attorney general, the FBI director, and Congress representatives and will make an extra declaration on Monday morning.

President Trump indicated a mental illness problem in the United States, calling the shooters “really very seriously mentally ill.”

He said the problem of shootings has been going on “for years and years” and “we have to get it stopped.”||9cefee5fa__

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Prosecutors in El Paso, Texas, will seek the death penalty for the El Paso mass murder and are treating the shooting—which killed 20 people at a Texas Walmart while injuring 26 others—as a “domestic terrorist case.”

Trump praised the actions of police in El Paso and Dayton, saying, “It would have been unbelievable. It is horrible, but it would have been so much worse.”

Officers in Dayton arrived at the scene of the shooting within a minute and shot dead the suspected gunman, who was armed with a powerful rifle and high-capacity magazines.

“We have to get it stopped,” he said. “This has been going on for years, for years and years in our country,” according to The Hill.

The president also announced the lowering of flags to half-staff at all federal government buildings in honor of the mass shooting victims.

“Today, I authorized the lowering of the flags to half-staff at all Federal Government buildings in honor of the victims of the tragedies in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The flags at the White House will be lowered today through Thursday, August 8. Melania and I are praying for all those impacted by this unspeakable act of evil!” the president tweeted.

On Saturday, President Trump asserted that the shooting in El Paso was an “act of cowardice” and a “hateful act.”

“Today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas, was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people. Melania and I send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the great people of Texas,” he tweeted.

Includes reporting from the Associated Press