Ohio mayor assigned security detail after argument with Trump over mass shooting

US President Donald Trump (R) greets Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (C) as he arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio on August 7, 2019. 

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The mayor of Dayton where nine people were slain in a mass shooting says a round-the-clock security detail was assigned to her because of hate-filled messages she received following verbal sparring with President Donald Trump after his visit to a Dayton hospital earlier this month.

The Dayton Daily News reports Trump after his Aug. 7 visit called a news conference Mayor Nan Whaley held with Ohio's Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown "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.

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

Dayton police say there were no specific threats directed toward Whaley.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

The Associated Press contributed to this report.