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Dems and Trump Unite to Condemn Spate of Mass Shootings

In a horrifying weekend that saw two mass shootings, in as many days leaving nearly 30 dead, the President and leading Democrats have united to condemn hate and gun violence.

On Sunday, the President –in no uncertain terms — denounced the two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, saying “hate has no place in our country.”

As the president spoke, top Democratic presidential candidates — including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker — demanded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recall Congress from its recess, currently slated to last until the second week of September, to vote on initiatives to curb gun violence.

Addressing reporters in Morristown, New Jersey, Trump promised “we’re going to take care” of the problem.

The day before, on Saturday, reacting to the first shooting in El Paso, President Trump tweeted, “Today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people. Melania and I send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the great people of Texas.”

In response to that shooting, Former El Paso-area U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, called the shooting “Truly heartbreaking.”

“Stay safe, El Paso,” his message continued. “Please follow all directions of emergency personnel as we continue to get more updates.”

Similarly, 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., wrote, “My grandmother used to take me to Cielo Vista Mall. Now it’s one more mass shooting scene. How many more must grieve before we act? #ElPaso.”

Back on Sunday, after the second shooting in Ohio, Trump pointed to a mental illness problem in the U.S., calling the shooters “really very seriously mentally ill.”

He said the problem of shootings has been going on “for years and years” and “we have to get it stopped.”

The shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend left at least 29 people dead.

More Details of the Weekend of Violence

The gunman in the Ohio rampage, 24-year-old Connor Betts, opened fire outside a bar around 1 a.m. Sunday, killing his adult sister and eight others. Police say he was fatally shot by officers within 30 seconds, and was wearing a mask, bulletproof vest, and earplugs. It is reported he had at least 100 rounds. He injured more than two dozen people, with one in critical condition, police said Sunday. Police had not determined a motive for the attack as of Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, authorities in Texas said the mass shooting is being investigated as a domestic terrorism case. Officials are also looking into whether hate crime charges against gunman Patrick Crusius, who has also been charged with capital murder, are appropriate after an alleged manifesto believed to be written by the 21-year-old could indicate “a nexus to a hate crime.”

The document posted online expressed concern that an influx of Hispanics into the United States will replace aging white voters, potentially turning Texas blue in elections and swinging the White House to the Democrats.

However, “The first mistake people are making is to assume the creep meant anything he said in his manifesto,” wrote columnist Brian Cates. “Something new has been added into the mix in the last year and we have to recognize it: Mass shootings done for **fun** as the ultimate troll where these [shooters] write confusing manifestos and then sit back & watch the fun as both sides claim he belongs to the other.”

Democrats Blame Trump

While the Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination, united with Trump to condemn the hate-filled violence, few missed the opportunity to lay the blame at the Presidents feet.

Cory Booker, D-N.J., declared that Trump is “responsible” for the El Paso shooting.

California Sen. Kamala Harris also found blame in Trump’s use of language, which she said has “incredible consequence.”

“We have a president of the United States who has chosen to use his words in a way that have been about selling hate and division among us,” she told reporters.

Beto O’Rourke, a former congressman from Texas, accused Trump of being a white nationalist and says he is encouraging “open racism.”

However, another Democratic presidential contender, Julian Castro said “there’s one person that’s responsible directly” for the massacre — “and that’s the shooter.”

In North Las Vegas, Bernie Sanders became one of several prominent Democrats to demand Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell call senators back to Washington from their summer recess.

He said the Senate should “have a special session to address gun violence in America and let us finally have the courage to take on the NRA.”

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, shot back, defending his boss against these kinds of accusations by the top Democrats that President Trump’s rhetoric on issues like immigration is, in part, responsible for the two mass shootings over the last 24 hours.

“This is a serious problem, no question about it, but these are sick, sick people and the president knows it,” Mulvaney said on ABC’s “This Week.” “But I don’t think it’s fair to lay this at the feet of the president.”

Mulvaney added that shortly after Saturday’s shooting in El Paso, Texas – where 20 people were killed and dozens more wounded inside a Walmart – Trump ordered Attorney General William Barr “to find out what we could do to prevent this type of thing from happening, what we could do to send a message to the sick people who would do this type of thing.”

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23 Comments on this post.
  • Thomas Kleman
    5 August 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    These shooters are acting out those violent video games and most of them involve shooting.

  • William Dorich
    5 August 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    I keep say to those to blind to see that each and every one of these mass shootings was not by a member of the NRA. I am not a gun owner, but I am outraged that gun ownership is vilified instead of placing the blame squarely on the mentally deranged…we read them on social media all the time, they betray themselves by the selection of the words they use and the incredible anger and hostility they resort to. Jobs are threatened merely by the angry left because they disagree with someone’s opinion…the exchange of ideas and dialogue has been trashed because these people are anonymous…I think if the social media companies required their real identity the language on every post would quickly change, just like passing laws making it a crime and instant arrest if people attend a protest rally with their faces cover carrying any kind of weapon. We need to go back to demanding civility not this do as you fu*king please and say what you damned well please that we see being spewed toward an elected president. That hostility is mirrored by the lunatics in the media and some of the cast of characters are equal sick and allow unbridled anger spewed from their lips, many times before all of the facts are in. Professional integrity has been destroyed for headlines and ego…when does it stop?

  • Sid
    5 August 2019 at 4:49 pm
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    The mass shootings we experienced this week end are direct results of lamestream media and wanna be socialist democrats. They all promote this type of behaviour by not doing their jobs. If they can’t be in charge then they will destroy those that are

    • Eileen Ross
      5 August 2019 at 6:24 pm
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      The mass shootings we experienced this weekend are direct results of the CIA, who are in cahoots with the demonrats for gun control. They are experts at mind control, and hand pick their subjects. The instructions are given, and walaa, another shooting. Again, they cannot fool all of the people all of the time…….

  • William Davis
    5 August 2019 at 5:03 pm
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    The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Pass all the laws you can think of, none of them will stop even one shooting. The people committing these crimes do not care about human lives, why would they care about a law

  • Kathy Watkins
    5 August 2019 at 5:04 pm
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    How dare democrats blame Trump for these shootings! We all can’t agree with some things in life, as I hated Obama but I didn’t go out shooting people because of my dislike for him. You and you alone are responsible for your actions and these killers did it themselves, NOT Trump. Our President is trying to bring the world together where as the democrats are promoting hate and violence, riots and contempt for our President. Put blame on democrats before blaming our loving President. Booker, Harris and Sanders, Pelosi and AOC are the worst role models for America. Step aside and let our President do our country the service it deserves.

  • MPit
    5 August 2019 at 5:42 pm
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    The President is reacting like a politician. This is NOT GOOD! He needs to uphold the Constitution of the United States and ALL of the Bill of Rights, not make knee-jerk reactions to the news of the day. He needs to hold the perpetrators accountable, not the vast majority of gun owners who abide by the law and DON’T KILL PEOPLE on a whim.

    Wake UP, Mr. President, or you will lose me.

  • Statesman Patriot
    5 August 2019 at 5:45 pm
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    There are some answers to the mental side of this issue but it seems no one wants to listen to what has and is happening to the mental health process.

  • MPIT
    5 August 2019 at 5:48 pm
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    Am sharing to Facebook and MeWe. This is NOT RIGHT, Mr. President.

  • Icorigin
    5 August 2019 at 6:02 pm
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    IF the demoncrats are serious about competing against Trump and Pence in the 2020 Election, instead of puffing (particularly inferior-gender) losers currently getting puffed by secular network media, they must do their damndest to convince the honorable James Comey with Louisiana anti-abortion Governor Edwards to register in time and run as Prez and VP candidates against the similarly-honorable Trump and Pence.

    None of the following have the respectibility nor potential public appeal James Comey has

    Former Vice President Joe Biden
    New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg
    California Sen. Kamala Harris
    Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
    Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren

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  • et
    5 August 2019 at 6:14 pm
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    Looks like a ANTIFA attack!

  • Stan Lee
    5 August 2019 at 6:27 pm
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    After all the obsessed hate reflected by Demo-Socialists, President Trump would turn that page to have unity in the towns and cities of our land. But, the Demo-Socialists are not reliable. If one of their leaders happens to continue the Leftist hate against the man who seeks to unite the nation,who is going to vouch for the sincerity of their vicious, power-hungry mad leaders?
    The usual ploy by Demo-Socialists is to be devoid of any thought and just hate like the dickens at any given signal.

  • William J Vital
    5 August 2019 at 6:29 pm
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    Since when do criminals give a damn about gun laws????? Only law abiding citizens are affected by most STUPID gun laws.

  • Silver Fox
    5 August 2019 at 7:17 pm
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    Well, everyone is blaming whoever they have a hate for. Usually before they have the facts. Only one saw through the hate bs to say the truth! The shooter himself is to blame and for his own twisted reasons! 😡

  • Kenny Arnoul
    5 August 2019 at 8:41 pm
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    The cause of all of this is our society today. Everyone feels entiteled and with the language in music and violent video games that show mass ditruction it`s no wonder. Social media is ruining this country. people need to take responsibility for thier own actions. Don`t put them in the system where it cost tax payer`s money. Fast track these people to death and don`t make them marter`s. You do somthing like this you die with no publicity end of story——-

  • Leonce LaRouche
    5 August 2019 at 9:08 pm
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    “TRUMP SELLING HATE” That’s just a down right lie, look at the Democrats for their yelling and taunting riots and racial calling to anyone who thinks differently then them! The Democrats think giving everything freely to people that don’t, wont, never and never have worked is not the way to to get better citizens. Democrats are breeding the wrong type of people with this crap,it’s truly Satan’s handy work along with the Democrats! These Democrats and those I just listed will rue the day when the Lord Jesus comes, and it is just around the corner!

  • nightlight
    5 August 2019 at 10:35 pm
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    Trump: “Hate has no lace in this country”.
    Hey, Trump: In case you didn’t know it, hate is defined in the dictionary as simply extreme dislike for something. And when such extreme dislike is based on reason, logic and sound judgement, it’s not only perfectly normal but completely rational and mentally healthy.
    So are you saying that rational judgement based on reason, logic and sound judgement has no place in this country?
    Sure sounds like it…

    • Jason Casteel
      6 August 2019 at 3:37 pm
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      Nightlight,

      To me if sounds like you are just one of the idiots on the left who is taking something positive that the President is doing and twisting it to make it negative. He could come up with a cure for cancer and you people would find some way to spin it negatively. Give it up. It is getting too old and nobody is buying it anymore.

      I can only imagine how good a shape we would be in as nation if they just would have accepted the fact that he won the election instead of all this hatred spewing left. Like we did when Obama won. We dealt with it. Now, YOU NEED TO DEAL WITH IT !!!

      Why don’t you just look at the Democrat run States and Cities and see how much they have declined over the years. California was a Paradise in the 60’s and 70’s. Look at it now. Traffic. Crowded. Dirty. Over taxed. Way too expensive. Baltimore. Chicago. Just open your eyes and really look. Do you want your entire country to be like that?

  • Barbara Anne Joyner
    6 August 2019 at 12:04 am
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    GET RID OF THE POWERFUL AUTOMATIC GUNS!!!!!! THERE IS NO REASON FOR THEM! YOU SHOULD NOT NOT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE OF THE ELECTION. BOTH THE DEMS AND REPUBS GET SOME BALLS AND SPEAK UP TO THE NRA! NRA get some balls and stop THIS horrible STUFF. Does any of these people have relatives that have been killed in these horrible shootings are are u people not caring about human LIVES. What’s wrong with you PEOPLE.

  • Jason Casteel
    6 August 2019 at 3:20 am
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    Booker, O’Rourke, and that twit Kamala Harris, 3 people who have NO shot of winning the Presidency or even the nomination for that matter, have no business pointing fingers.

    How about this, it’s their fault for letting the ILLEGAL immigration problem get so far out of hand that these whack jobs are using THAT as an excuse now.

    How about YOU Democrats going to Washington and actually do some work figuring out how to get these nut cases off the street. Forget this impeachment crap, because that will never happen either.

    They talk about the rights these people have. What rights? The ones who are here illegally are afforded the same rights that an American Citizen has? That’s absurd. These asylum seekers? 80% of them are frauds.

    Let’s talk about these mentally deranged people, homeless, living on the street. They need to be rounded up, institutionalized, and given treatment so they can become useful members of our society. They argue that it’s a violation of their rights. HA!! How about my rights? As a veteran, I feel that I, and my family have a right to live in a society free from Bubonic Plague. Which is exactly where we are headed unless they get this raw sewage problem handled in our, Democrat run, major cities across our country.

    For God’s sake, build that freaking wall and keep everyone out. We have the most generous immigration system in the world. Stick to that. If you want to ask for asylum, knock on the freaking door and wait your turn, get screened for diseases, and get treated. There are more diseases popping up everyday that we have not seen in decades. Our bodies can’t fight them off because we haven’t seen them in so long.

    Also, anyone caught fraudulently applying for asylum, benefits, illegally voting, or committing a felony, instant deportation and no coming back. Simple, fair, and done.

    How would you like it if I walked into your house, ate all your food, took your money and anything else I wanted, then took a big ole dump right in your living room?

    I thought so!

    Vote Republican and get these problems fixed and taken care of for good. Vote Democrat, watch this garbage get even worse. Then, when you have actually had enough and you want to fight back, you won’t have a gun to defend yourself or our Constitution with. Exactly why our forefathers put it in the Constitution for us in the first place.

    The Right to Bear Arms.

  • ShelbaHerring
    6 August 2019 at 3:55 am
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    Maybe hate shouldn’t have a place in the US, but the democRATS have done nothing but preach hate and violence every since their darling killerey lost the election in 2016 to a better man, namely Trump, so maybe people should stop and think about the truth of this post and decide if they want to continue with the democRATS program if they lose in 2020, hate and violence against Trump, the democRATS promise to raise taxes in order to pass Medicare for all even illegals, listen closely to what their platform is and decide if you want to live in a country that they are trying to turn the US into, if you don’t vote a straight republican ticket, because Trump is the only man standing in the way of the democRATS turning the US into a socialist hellhole

  • Jason Casteel
    6 August 2019 at 12:32 pm
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    Well said, Shelba. I, just as you am praying these people come to their senses and really take a good hard look at exactly what’s going on. When I read posts such as yours, I do get a little relief knowing there are more out there who “get it”. Keep spreading the word.

    J

  • Anita
    6 August 2019 at 3:50 pm
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    Can’t believe Demos using these tragedies to point at and hold Pres Trump personally responsible for these crazy, sick people’s actions! Look at what has been brought to light about the Ohio shooter who supported Bernie and Elizabeth and Antifa. Can you hold those people responsible for this nut who even killed his own sister and wounded his friend?

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