President Trump delivered a crushing condemnation of white supremacists Monday, continuing his long-standing opposition to racism and prejudice. In a powerful rallying cry, he asked all Americans to stand together in condemnation of racists, like the El Paso shooter who apparently targeted Mexicans during his murderous rampage. Of course, this wasn’t good enough for the Left, which is still trying to blame the president for promoting an ideology he’s spent decades fighting.
Following the two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, including one that seems to have had racist motives, President Trump addressed the nation with a determined call for unity against hatred. Speaking from the White House he also warned of the dangers of online radicalization.
- El Paso shooting suspect, Patrick Wood Crusius, posted a “manifesto” on 8chan half an hour before the attack. The rambling document mostly consisted of a hate-filled rant against Hispanic people, who were the main targets of the gunman.
- Condemning the sentiments behind the manifesto, President Trump said,
In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart and devours the soul.
- He went on to say that he’s instructed the FBI to work harder against domestic terrorism, including online threats in any form.
- Trump discussed how the ideas outlined in Crusius’s manifesto circulate and are promoted online and said the internet “has provided a dangerous avenue to radicalize disturbed minds.”
- The president left no room for doubt about how strongly he opposes white supremacists — but, of course, that wasn’t good enough for the Left. Democrat presidential candidates were lining up to launch hysterical attacks on Trump.
- Beto O’Rourke claims that Trump himself is a white supremacist, although throughout his business career and before becoming president, Donald Trump regularly spent his own money helping ethnic minorities. According to O’Rourke, Trump’s rhetoric is directly responsible for the El Paso killings.
- Left-wing Twitter users quickly began spreading a false claim that the president had deleted a series of tweets in which he called immigrants “invaders” — the same term Crusius used in his manifesto. However, it quickly emerged that this was a lie.
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