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Democratic presidential candidates, choking back tears as he addresses the media; Claudia Cowan reports from Las Vegas.
Democratic presidential primary candidate Beto O’rourke said on Sunday that President Trump had harsh rhetoric against immigrants and Latinos in part to blame for Saturday the masses-as in El Paso, Texas, Walmart, the left 20 dead and numerous injured.
O’rourke, a former Texas Congressman, whose district includes El Paso, said he believes Trump is a white nationalist, and the President compared the language of Nazi Germany’s “third Reich”.
“Let us be very clear about what the cause is and who the President is,” O’rourke said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “He is an openly avowed racist and promoting racism in this country.”
POLITICIANS REACT TO SHOOTING AT THE WALMART IN EL PASO
“It can’t be open for debate, and you, like me, have to call the responsibility to to ensure the American people know what was done in their name,” O’rourke added. “He didn’t even pretend to respect our differences, or to understand that we are all created equal. He says that some people, by nature, run from over.”
A gunman on Saturday opened fire in El Paso shopping area Packed with more than 3000 people during the busy back-to-school season, with 20 dead and more than two dozen injured.
Authorities are investigating the possibility of the Saturday shootout in El Paso, a hate crime was working to confirm whether or not an anti-immigrant screed posted online, a short time before been written of the man arrested for the attack on the 680,000-resident border town.
El Paso County records Sunday showed that the alleged shooter was booked 21-year-old Patrick wood Crusius, on murder charges in the downtown jail in the Texas border town. There were no immediate signs that he had power of attorney.
The police are investigating whether a document published online, which was shortly before the shooting written by Crusius.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.