Beto Says Trump Is ‘Encouraging’ White Supremacist Violence

2020 candidate and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump as a white nationalist who is “encouraging” the kind of mass shooting that occurred in El Paso, Texas on Saturday.


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Beto is right.

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Damn so somebody spoke the truth…

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Of course he is, and of course he’s promoting this kind of violence, but the focus should be on the GOP that enables Trump, encourages this kind of violence through their “news” outlets and refuses to hold Trump accountable.

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It’s going to be difficult for the corporate media talking heads to deny Beto’s words. But they’ll find some way, or at least kick bothsiderism into gear. Antifa, and blah blah blah.

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Agreed completely. Personally, I’m aware that the Dems get where Rump is coming from. They’ve been saying it for days now. I don’t need to hear more from Democrats, I need to hear more from Rethugs.

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Beto doesn’t have anything to lose by speaking the truth, only something to gain, maybe the governorship from the idiot that’s now in office.

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It helps that Democrats are saying this more openly, and it’s pretty hard to deny that it wasn’t inspired by Trump and the right wing hate machine if you read through it. It’s disheartening to see that Republicans are refusing to say anything, because that means they think they can win the 2020 election on the backs of people who believe like the shooter does…if that’s not a sign of how rotten the party has become I’m not sure what could be more of one. Hopefully the average American voter sees the sign and acts to repudiate them.

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The GOP Logical Assault Team swings into action.




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Do you mean the party of trash talkers? They will remain silent, they all have earplugs in and of course never watch the news.

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America now:
Trump-Terrorist1

Call a spade a spade:

Stop Trump’s Trickledown Terrorism!

AND CONServative SC justices who allowed DARK MONEY in politics…
This is ALL on you too, you Pro-Life Hypocrites!

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“The sounds of silence.”

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Video games don’t kill people – lonely, angry, radicalized, young white men with very large guns kill people.

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It’s disheartening to see that Republicans are refusing to say anything, because that means they think they can win the 2020 election on the backs of people who believe like the shooter does

Or saying things like the terrorism that we’re experiencing now can be stopped by more prayer and less video games. That went out with 1997. It comes off really badly to anyone with more than 3 brain cells to rub together. In addition, these murderous White supremacist scumbags don’t seem to understand that the majority of people in this country don’t share their “great replacement” theory.

@ralph_vonholst

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they are terrified of Dump and Dan Patrick what changed? Dump is president

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Ohio shooters name and Pic
Law enforcement sources told CBS News the shooter was identified as 24-year-old Connor Betts, of Bellbrook, Ohio. The sources said police were searching his home Sunday morning.
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This insistence by the shooter that we not associate him with Trump is very Trumpy in its control freakery. The cranky QAnon hairdresser did that too

Like Trump, the RWNJ assholes now want to be evil garbage, but not seen as evil garbage.

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Wow. Just in time for Barr to try out his revival of the federal death penalty.

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It’s Texas he’s dead either way

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