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Dayton Mayor Receives Threatening Messages After Criticism By Trump

Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley speaks to members of the media Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, outside Ned Peppers bar in the Oregon District after a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in Dayton
John Minchillo
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Associated Press
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley speaks to members of the media Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, outside Ned Peppers bar in the Oregon District after a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in Dayton

The mayor of Dayton says around-the-clock security detail was assigned to her because of hate-filled messages she received following verbal sparring with President Donald Trump. Trump visied a Dayton hospital earlier this month after nine people were slain in a mass shooting.

Ater Trump's August 7 visit, Mayor Nan Whaley held a news conference with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), which Trump called "a fraud." Whaley responded in an interview with CNN that Trump is a "bully and a coward."

The newspaper reports it reviewed dozens of messages regarding Whaley that contained abusive language and expletive-laced insults. Among the comments found by the Dayton Daily News were "Get the hell out of this country you disrespectful trash. Treason is death."

The messages prompted city officials to assign Whaley the police security detail.

Dayton police say the messages were concerning, but they found no specific threats directed toward Whaley.