The shooting was one of three mass shooting that occurred in the United States over the past week. The border city has figured prominently in the immigration debate and is home to 680,000 people, a lot of them Latino.
Advisers said the tone and formal staging for Trump's remarks on Monday were created to demonstrate leadership during a hard time.
Studies have repeatedly shown immigrants have a lower level of criminality than those born in the USA, both shooting suspects were citizens, and federal officials are investigating anti-immigrant bias as a potential motive in the Texas massacre.
"I would prefer the president not come to El Paso". Weeks earlier, Trump said during his State of the Union speech that El Paso had been a risky city before a wall was built there. "Every time this happens, we're told that tougher gun laws won't stop all murders; they won't stop every deranged individual from getting a weapon and shooting innocent people in public places", Obama said.
Trump has been out of public view since both shootings.
Some, like Ernesto Carrillo, whose brother-in-law Ivan Manzano was killed in the Walmart attack, said the president shares blame for inflammatory language Carrillo called a "campaign of terror".
Rubi Gomez, who helps run a family-owned company in the city that conducts safety trainings, said her husband, a police officer in El Paso, ordered their 8-year-old son a bulletproof backpack for the start of school later this month.
As national and local leaders grapple with the nation's raw emotions over the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, the mayor of El Paso, Dee Margo, confirmed that President Trump will visit his city on Wednesday.
President Trump on Monday misstated the location of one of the mass shootings that rocked the nation over the weekend - referring to Toledo, Ohio instead of Dayton - during a speech in which he condemned the "monstrous evil" that left at least 30 dead.
Ramiro says he tried hiding with his nephew, Javier Rodriguez, in a manager's back room.
"I will continue to challenge any harmful or and inaccurate statements made about El Paso", Margo said Monday.
Ramiro is still undergoing treatment.
"Words have consequences, and the President has made my community and my people the enemy", Escobar said.
Escobar said Tuesday that victims' families were already using the city's newly opened resource center where various government and mental health services have set up booths. At least 20 people were killed. Eight of those killed were Mexican citizens. Stevens, a veteran criminal defense attorney, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
He said he had directed the Federal Bureau of Investigation to examine steps to identify and address domestic terrorism. Authorities are looking into whether Crusius posted a racist, anti-immigrant screed on the internet shortly before Saturday's attack. Fire Chief Mario D'Agostino says anyone who needs to talk or who needs help moving forward from the tragedy is welcome. The death toll rose Monday as doctors announced that two more of the wounded had died.
CNN, citing El Paso police, said Crusius drove almost a half-mile away from the scene, where he surrendered to a police motorcycle officer who was securing the perimeter.
Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democrat, said on Tuesday that Trump's rhetoric "has been painful for many in our community", and the leading Democratic candidates vying to run against Trump in the November 2020 presidential election have blamed him for stoking racial tensions in America.