Donald Trump Names Wrong City In National Address Following Weekend Mass Shootings

5 August 2019, 16:46 | Updated: 28 October 2019, 15:53

In a pre-written speech, the US President mistakenly referred to Toledo, Ohio as the site of one of the weekend's mass shooting.

In his national address, President Trump incorrectly named Toledo as one of two locations of mass shootings over the weekend in which dozens of people died.

Reading from a teleprompter, Mr Trump was condemning the violence when he referred to Dayton, Ohio as Toledo.

He said: "If we are able to pass great legislation after all of these years, we will ensure that those who were attacked will not have died in vain.

"May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo and may God protect them."

The Presidents' slip up came at the end of a 10-minute address, in which he described the shootings as "barbaric slaughters".

President Trump makes remarks on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio
President Trump makes remarks on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Picture: Getty

20 people were killed and more than two dozen injured in a shooting in a busy shopping centre in the Texas border city of El Paso.

Separately in Dayton, Ohio, ten people - including the shooter - died and 16 others injured in a shooting incident in Oregon District.

Toledo started to trend on Twitter as users who picked up on the mistake shared it.

CNN commentator and New York Times bestselling author Keith Boykin called the White House "incompetent" and "insensitive" that they "couldn't even get the name of the city right".

Some suggested the mistake was a sign of "mental decline", whilst other compared it to Anchorman.

Comedian and actor John Fugelsang suggested the Presidents' golf schedule was to blame for the mistake.