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2 families at UMC decline to meet with President Trump

2 families at UMC decline to meet with President Trump
2 families at UMC decline to meet with President Trump
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President Trump landed in the borderland making his first stop at the University Medical Center.

He spoke to some families of the victims of the shooting.

But two families at the hospital refused to meet with the president.

The Washington Post reports that 8 victims and their families did not agree to meet with the president.

Officials at UMC said Trump spoke to families and listened to traumatic stories.

“I think one of the most important things anybody can do, whether you’re the president or a family member or a visitor is to listen,” said Ryan Mielke with UMC. “I think any support whether it’s the president, whether it’s your neighbor, your mayor. Hearing those words of support to families in need is important.”

A girl who was shot in the leg and released from the hospital said her dad remains in critical condition and said her family refused to speak with Trump.

“The whole family said if he wants to go into the room, no. We don’t want him in the patient’s room. And we respect all of our families opinion,” said Leticia Mariscal. “Because of the way he talked against Mexicans, against Hispanics so we don’t want to a person that are against our Mexicans.”

The family of Jorge Calvillo, who died in the shooting also did not want to speak with the president. Calvillo’s brother remains in the hospital.

The family said they are offended that Trump came to El Paso after controversial comments he made.

“I wish he wouldn’t have needed to come. I think he just came to do a circus. He was the one who brewed up all of this hatred against Mexicans I guess he forgot what he said,” said Saul Chavez.

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Officials with the hospital said the hospital welcomes Trump and appreciated his support.

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