Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on Sunday morning copied another candidate, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, by blaming President Donald Trump for the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.
Booker, who continues to poll in the low digits and even lower with black Americans, said that Trump is “sowing seeds of hatred in our country” — and has not condemned white supremacy.
(President Trump, of course, on Monday made statements to the nation from the White House that absolutely condemned white supremacy.)
Said Booker, “We have moral bonds and fabric of our country. We have a president of the United States who is particularly responsible. My faith has this idea that you reap what you sow and he is sowing seeds of hatred in our country.”
“This harvest of hate violence that we’re seeing now lies at his feet,” the Democratic presidential candidate told MSNBC on Sunday.
“When you have the president from the highest moral office in our land talking about ‘invasions’ and ‘infestations’ and ‘s***hole countries’ — the kind of things that come out of his mouth, it harms the moral fabric of our nation. He is responsible. He is responsible when he has taken no action whatsoever to even condemn white supremacy.”
On Saturday evening, 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke blamed President Trump for the shootings in El Paso, when he said this: “There is an environment of it in the United States. We see it on Fox News, we see it on the internet, but we also see it from our commander-in-chief,” he continued.
“He is encouraging this. He doesn’t just tolerate it, he encourages it, calling immigrants rapists and criminals, warning of an invasion on our border, seeking to ban all people of one religion. Folks are responding to this. It doesn’t just offend us, it encourages the kind of violence we’re seeing, including in my hometown of El Paso yesterday.”
As far as the media can tell, the shooter held these views long before Trump ever ran for president.
This is political grandstanding at the expense of mass shooting victims.
It’s nothing more than a bunch of disgusting theatrics, in my opinion.
Booker and the opposition media are working hand-in-glove to divide our country. It won’t work. They have already lost.
We see them, even though they blame President Trump for validating us.
This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
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