President Trump on Sunday, Aug. 4, ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor victims of mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. 

“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,” President Trump tweeted. 

“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 added.

Twenty people were killed and many were wounded after a gunman with an assault rifle attacked a Walmart in El Paso, Texas on Saturday. 

Within hours, another mass shooting happened in Dayton, Ohio, where a gunman killed at least nine people and wounded more than two dozen before being taken down by police officers.

President Trump said that the country mourned those who were killed in the shootings, and, “We share in the pain and suffering of all those who were injured in these two senseless attacks. We condemn these hateful and cowardly acts.” 

“Through our grief, America stands united with the people of El Paso and Dayton. May God be with the victims of these two horrific crimes and bring aid and comfort to their families and friends,” the president added.

 In another tweet, President Trump wrote, “God bless the people of El Paso, Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio.”