Beto O’Rourke Blames Trump For El Paso Shooting: ‘He Is a Racist, and He Stokes Racism in This Country’

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Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) wasted no time blaming President Trump for the El Paso shooting yesterday. He also called him a white nationalist and a racist. This smacks of desperation to stay relevant in the 2020 Presidential race. The last time I looked, O’Rourke was at 0% in the polls. This is political grandstanding on the bodies of the dead in Texas. Shameful.

O’Rourke isn’t alone… a number of craven Democrats are blaming Trump and are calling for gun control. O’Rourke called Trump a “racist” and accused the president of stoking racism, which he said could be a part of the alleged shooter’s motivations here. Nevermind that none of that is true. It’s politics at its very worst.

“We’ve had a rise in hate crimes every single one of the last three years during an administration where you have a president who’s called Mexicans rapists and criminals. Though Mexicans commit crimes at far lower rates than those born in this country, he has tried to make us afraid of them to some real effect and consequence. Attempting to ban all Muslims from this one the day he signed the executive order, the mosque in Victoria, TX was burned to the ground. Those chants that we heard in Greenville, NC — ‘Send her back,’ talking about our fellow American citizens, duly elected to represent their constituents in the Congress, who happen to be women of color.

“He is a racist, and he stokes racism in this country. And it does not just offend our sensibilities, it fundamentally changes the character of this country, and it leads to violence. And again, there are still details that we are waiting on, but I’m just following the lead that I’ve heard from the El Paso Police Department where they say there are strong indications that this shooter wrote that manifesto and this was inspired by his hatred of people here in this community.”

Keep it up bud… you are ensuring Trump a second term.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) also jumped on the blame-Trump bandwagon. At a labor forum in Las Vegas (communists unite!), she went there:

“The individuals who do the shootings are responsible,” Klobuchar said, referring to mass shootings such as the one in El Paso that left 20 dead and 26 injured, “but I do think Trump’s rhetoric has fueled more hate in this country.”

Then came the obligatory call for gun control:

“Today innocent people—families—went to that mall in El Paso,” she wrote. “Some of them never came home. The U.S. House has passed common sense gun safety legislation. It is long past time to pass it in the Senate. The question to ask: Whose side are you on? The NRA’s or the people’s.”

Americans are sick of this. You didn’t see them blame Obama every time there was a shooting. It’s obscene.

O’Rourke was at one time the mayor of El Paso. Instead of comforting his constituents there, he made political hay by trying to make out Trump as the killer-by-proxy here.

Trump called the mass shooting an “act of cowardice,” and said there “are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people.”

He ended his two-tweet message by saying he and First Lady Melania Trump sent “heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the great people of Texas.”

O’Rourke went on to praise the strength of some of the victims, as well as law enforcement, medical staff and the city as a whole. He said the victims were asking politicians to do something about gun crimes. Sure they are. “Yes, it’s the gun laws. Yes, it’s the universal background checks. And yes, we should stop selling weapons of war into our communities. But I think we also have to confront this hatred that I have never seen in my lifetime,” he said. “And we certainly have not seen in El Paso.”

Beto O’Rourke and the left are simply giddy over these tragedies. They see them as a way to attack Trump and push for gun control. And useful idiots follow in their wake. The fault of these terrible shootings lies with the shooters themselves and the hate they harbor in their hearts, minds, and souls. Hatred those such as O’Rourke are glad to stoke and take advantage of.

I’ll leave you with a quote from White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney who defended Trump against allegations of white nationalism on ABC’s “This Week” and argued that O’Rourke is only making these accusations because he is running for president – which is exactly right:

“Here’s the question you can ask Beto and I would if he were sitting here. … Look, did anyone blame Bernie Sanders for the congressional baseball game shooting? No, I don’t think so. Did anyone blame Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for the crazy guy who tried to blow up the DHS office in Washington state, taking I think a homemade bomb and an AR-15 to shoot up what he called a concentration camp, the exact same rhetoric that AOC was using? … There’s no benefit here to try to make this a political issue. This is a social issue, and we need to address it as that.”

Sources: Breitbart, Fox News, The Hill, USA Today, CNN, The Texas Tribune, Axios

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