Over the past 24 hours two mass shootings have occurred with at least 20 dead in El Paso, TX and another nine in Dayton, OH, and what do we have from President Trump? The typical useless and lame expressions of “thoughts and prayers” expressed through Tweets that have undoubtedly been staffed out because they are written coherently.
After all, he's at his resort in New Jersey playing golf.
What’s missing is the acceptance of responsibility, and that responsibility belongs to none other than @realDonaldTrump and the other racist members of his administration -- as well as the members of Congress, especially #MoscowMitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, for refusing to stand up for what is right.
They are responsible because they demonize those along the southern border, calling them rapists and drug dealers. It’s the same type of dehumanization that Hitler used to justify his treatment of the Jews during World War II, yet his base refuses to acknowledge this.
They are responsible when they call African nations “shit holes”, furthering the hatred of people of color.
They are responsible when Trump tells sitting members of Congress to “go back” to where they came from. These women of color are being blamed for the ills of country and the attempt is to lay blame on their ethnicity or country of origin.
They are responsible when a civil rights icon is blasted for standing up to the multiple abuses of this administration. When you are only president for the part of the country that supports you, it’s easy to use victim blaming to point out urban blight, even though your own son-in-law is complicit in this situation.
They are responsible when they refuse to enact sensible gun reform laws to prevent the deaths of dozens because they refuse to stand up to the terrorist NRA. Instead, they continue to spread the fear-mongering lie that Democrats are “coming for your guns”.
What will happen at his next rally? Will he condemn the violence, or will he continue to spread the hate and blame the media? My money is on the latter.
Make no mistake: EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS THIS ADMINISTRATION MUST SHARE RESPONSIBILITY IN THESE DEATHS!