Beto O’Rourke Says Trump Is Partly To Blame For El Paso Shooting: “He Is A Racist And He Stokes Racism”


You knew it was coming.

After a young man shot and killed over 18 people at an El Paso Walmart yesterday, it was only a matter of time before Dems started pointing fingers.

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, born in El Paso and who is the district’s representative in the House, of course is using the tragedy to bash Trump and further his political campaign.

When asked to speak on the El Paso shooting, O’Rourke called the president a “racist” who “stokes racism” which could have motivated the shooter to commit the horrible murders.

Watch what Beto said about the shooting (and how he roped Trump in with it) here:

However, the American people seem to see right through it.

The comments on the video are full of people criticizing not Trump, but Beto!

Take a look:

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News of Beto's virtue signalling also broke out on Twitter.

Here's what people are saying about it over there:

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Breitbarthas more to say about Beto's view of the shooting:

Saturday, in the aftermath of the El Paso mass shooting, near the scene, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), a candidate vying for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination, blamed President Donald Trump in part for the day’s tragedy.

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.



“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.”

NBC News also said:

Democratic hopefuls in the 2020 election sharply criticized President Donald Trump over the weekend, arguing that his reluctance to denounce white nationalism and past racist rhetoric bears some responsibility on the deadly mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

Beto O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman whose district included El Paso, argued that white nationalists have been encouraged by Trump. He cited the rise in hate crimes over the past three years since Trump's election, the administration's travel ban on people from Muslim countries and his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color. The suspect in Saturday's shooting, which occurred in an area frequented by tourists from Mexico, allegedly posted a white nationalist manifesto online prior to the attack.

Trump "is a racist and he stokes racism in this country," O'Rourke told reporters on Saturday after meeting with victims and doctors. "And it does not just offend our sensibilities, it fundamentally changes the character of this country and it leads to violence. 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."

O'Rourke doubled down on Sunday, telling ABC News that Trump "doesn't just tolerate, he encourages the kind of open racism."

A gunman opened fire Saturday in a Walmart and around the nearby Cielo Vista Mall, a popular shopping destination for people on both sides of the U.S. southern border, leaving 20 people dead and 26 injured, law enforcement officials told NBC News. Residents of Mexico typically hold passes allowing them to cross the border to shop and conduct business in the U.S.


Law enforcement sources told NBC News that police identified the suspect as Patrick Crusius, 21, from the Dallas area. Officials said Cruisius posted a screed online that railed against immigrants just prior to the attack and are now treating it as an act of domestic terrorism.

Trump on Sunday condemned the El Paso attack and the Dayton, Ohio mass shooting as he was boarding Air Force One to travel back to Washington after spending the weekend at his Bedminster, New Jersey property.

"Hate has no place in our country," the president said, noting that he would make a longer statement about the shootings on Monday. He ignored shouted questions about the role white supremacy ideology played in the El Paso shooting.

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