Ocasio-Cortez Believes Trump Is ‘Directly Responsible’ for the El Paso Tragedy
Democrat declared she is 'tired of questioning if the president is racist' — share thoughts about this stunning statement
In the wake of the El Paso, Texas, shooting that left 22 people dead, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said late Monday that President Donald Trump‘s rhetoric on immigration was “directly responsible” for the tragedy that occurred there this past week.
The self-described socialist made these comments while speaking at a vigil in Brooklyn, New York, for the victims of both the incident in El Paso on Saturday and another mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday.
“I’m tired of the questioning if the president is racist. He is,” Ocasio-Cortez said in front about 500 people, according to the New York Daily News.
Ocasio-Cortez also blasted white supremacy.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Trump's immigration rhetoric is 'directly responsible' for El Paso massacre https://t.co/23xb6W4mIe
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) August 6, 2019
Making things up. “There are so many different issues that are weaving themselves into a braid of violence into our country. One of them is white supremacist terrorism,” she said, adding that “white supremacy is an international terrorist problem.”
AOC appeared to reference the New Zealand mosque shootings earlier this year that left over 50 people dead.
“The comments from Ocasio-Cortez came after a weekend where mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton left at least 32 people dead,” noted The Hill.
“The incidents have sparked discussions about the regularity of mass shootings in the country, as well as issues surrounding gun legislation and white supremacy.”
The suspect is El Paso is believed to have posted a racist manifesto online before carrying out his attack, including describing the actions of Hispanic immigrants who come to the U.S. as an “invasion.”
Ocasio-Cortez and others say such language is similar to Trump’s rhetoric.
Leave it to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to make the least fair point in the dumbest and ugliest way possible. https://t.co/ymSb4x445s
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 6, 2019
President Trump condemned bigotry, hate and white supremacy during his comments about the tragedies on Monday.
He pledged that federal law enforcement would have his full support in battling any threats posed by white nationalists and domestic terrorists.
“In one voice, our nation must condemn bigotry, hatred and white supremacy,” Trump said at the White House. “These sinister ideologies must be defeated.”
It doesn’t get any clearer than that — and yet Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats have the gall to say the president is “directly responsible” for these awful attacks?
Does AOC understand the definition of “directly”?
Because even if, for argument’s sake, Trump’s words somehow inspired these shooters (and there’s no real evidence that this is even the case), that would still be indirect responsibility.
Not that Democrats ever let the truth get in the way of a good Trump bashing. They will do anything and everything they can to demean and tear down this president.
This is but the latest despicable example.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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