The image you see is one that alleged El Paso shooter Patrick Crusius liked on Twitter. That makes sense. Donald Trump pumps out racist and divisive rhetoric on a daily basis and excites the lunatic fringe. So, it’s no wonder that one of his devotees cobbled together the objet d’art you see here, and another one went out and killed twenty people and wounded twenty-six others. These people are the outer limit to where Trump’s hatemongering reaches, before it bounces back and somebody gets hurt.
One reason it’s important not to turn these domestic white terrorists into household names is that it can have a domino effect. They often name other shooters in manifestos as inspiration and if the alleged manifesto is confirmed this shooter credited the Christchurch shooter.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) August 3, 2019
Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) hit the nail on the head earlier today, regarding the El Paso shooting. He said, “We have a white supremacy problem in this country. We have a gun problem in this country. We have a money in politics problem in this country.” Yes, we do. And today, El Paso, Texas was the nexus point where those elements converged and BOOM! Another mass murder on American soil. Naturally, Trump made a statement on Twitter, followed by other GOP leaders.
You've spent the entire week tweeting fuel for it.
Own your filth.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) August 4, 2019
It’s not just mental health you miscreant. pic.twitter.com/zVIp4MZiRR
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) August 4, 2019
You have accepted almost $1.3 million from the NRA in the course of your despicable political career and bear responsibility, along with them, for the gun violence epidemic in the United States.
— Bob Geiger (@GeigerNews) August 3, 2019
— vlh (@coton_luver) August 4, 2019
This is really simple. The NRA bought it’s way clear of gun control legislation. The GOP bought the NRA philosophy, and the NRA bought the GOP — literally. And that’s why we have twenty more Americans dead from gun violence today and over two dozen more in the hospital. By the way, if you are in the El Paso area, blood is needed.