- Ivanka Trump said on Twitter that the nation 'mourns' and 'prays' for the victims in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio
- She also condemned 'white supremacy' as 'a form of terrorism'
- But Democrat congresswoman Rashida Tlaib clapped back, slamming Ivanka's father, President Trump, who she said 'incites violence every day'
- Democrats have repeatedly seized on President Trump and other Republican's for failing to address white supremacy as 'terrorism'
- Tlaib said: 'People are dying because he fails to fight white supremacist terrorist'
U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) lashed out at Ivanka Trump on Sunday over Ivanka's response to the gun massacres in El Paso and Dayton.
Tlaib - a member of the Democrat 'Squad' of progressives - criticized Ivanka's father, President Trump, saying he 'incites violence' with his rhetoric. The 43-year-old Congresswoman's comments were made during a reply to the 37-year-old business woman and Trump surrogate's tweet expressing her condolences for the mass shooting victims and their families.
Ivanka wrote: 'As our nation mourns the senseless loss of life in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, and prays for the victims and their loved ones, we must also raise our voices in rejection of these heinous and cowardly acts of hate, terror and violence.
'White supremacy, like all other forms of terrorism, is an evil that must be destroyed,' she added in an additional tweet.
But Tlaib disregarded Ivanka's message, saying: 'Your prayers aren't working.'
'Try checking your dad on his tweets. 251 mass shootings in the U.S. in 216 days. He incites violence every day w/ his hate agenda & racism. More people are dying because he fails to fight white supremacist terrorist,' she said.
Ivanka Trump expressed her condolences for the El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio mass shooting victims on Sunday
U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), a chief critic of Donald Trump, chided the President's eldest daughter for her remarks
Critics have branded Trump's remarks on immigration as racist since the president launched his 2016 campaign.
Progressive Democrats were outraged in July when he told congresswomen who criticized him to 'go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.'
He appeared to be referring to members of the 'Squad' - Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ayanna Pressley. All four are American citizens, and three were born in the U.S.
Trump has also been slammed by progressives for failing to speak out enough against white supremacists, despite insisting he is 'the least racist person there is anywhere in the world.'
In her tweets, Tlaib also cited gun death statistics compiled by the Gun Violence Archive, which notes that mass shootings have increased about 13 percent this year from 222 incidents that occurred by August 14, 2018.
Patrick Crusius, 21, was arrested in El Paso, Texas on Saturday after police say he fatally shot 20 people. Connor Betts, 24, was killed by officers in Dayton, Ohio early Sunday morning after killing at least nine, authorities said
The non profit run by researcher Mark Bryant defines mass shootings as shootings in which four or more people are injured or killed, not including the shooter, in a single incident.
That definition lumps incidents of more-routine domestic violence and inner-city gun crimes in with more highly-publicized school shootings and mass murder incidents like the ones in El Paso and Dayton.
A total of 8,765 people have been killed by guns in the U.S. in 2019.
After flying into Morristown, New Jersey with his wife, Melania, on Sunday, President Trump told reporters he would be address the mass shootings during a 10 am address on Monday.
He condemned the gruesome massacres as hateful acts and expressed solace for the victim's and their families.
'Hate has no place in our country and we're going to take care of it,' the President said.
Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Trump singled-out 'mental illness' as a common thread in Saturday's dual mass shootings
'I'll be making a statement tomorrow some time, but just on behalf of our First Lady and myself, condolences to all. We have to get it stopped. This has been going on for years, for years and years in our country and we have to get it stopped.'
When asked about his plans to stop the string of mass shootings, Trump singled out 'mental illness' as a common thread.
'If you look at both of these cases, this is mental illness. These are really people that are very seriously mentally ill,' he said.