The publisher of a local newspaper in Roseburg, Oregon, says President BarackObama isn't welcome there.
Obama will travel to Roseburg on Friday to meet with victims' families one week after a gunman fatally shot nine people on the campus of Umpqua Community College.
David Jaques, the publisher of the conservative Roseburg Beacon, said on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday that if Obama makes the trip, he will be "stand[ing] on the corpses" of those who died in the mass shooting.
"Well, I think the president, first of all, is not welcome in the community," Jaques said. "And that isn't just my opinion. We've talked to dozens upon dozens of citizens, some family members of the victims, our elected officials."
Jaques referred to Obama's White House news conference on Friday in which the president said of the shooting, "this is something we should politicize." Obama renewed his call for stricter gun control measures, calling on Congress, governors and state legislators to act on the gun control issue.
"Now he wants to come to our community to stand on the corpses of our loved ones to make some kind of a political point and it isn't going to be well-received," Jaques said.
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