Sanders says Trump is to blame for El Paso to shoot, but his rhetoric ‘creates the climate for it’

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While the 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate, Bernie Sanders, said that he believes that President Trump wants ” to see someone get shot,” the Vermont lawmaker said on Sunday that Trump “creates a climate” for events such as last weekend, as the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

“I think that what he has created in this country with his incredible rhetoric, his racist rhetoric, where he calls for the Mexican rapists and criminals, where it tolerates almost silently, at a rally, if someone is attacking someone,” Sanders Trump said in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation”. “He creates a climate in which we see a significant increase in hate crimes in this country.”

Sanders added: “He is the creation of the kind of division in this nation, that is the last thing we should do…He creates the climate, but I think that he wants to see someone shot? Absolutely not.”


Trump-the rhetoric and the hardline stance against illegal immigration intensified attacks since last year’s weekend rotation to Paso to work in El, where the 21-year-old Patrick Crusius killed 22 people and injured dozens of others. Crusius said that he was targeting Mexicans, and, in an online screed, allegedly wrote a “Spanish invasion of Texas.”


Crusius, however, noted in his Manifesto that he held these racist views long before Trump started his 2016 campaign with a focus of the fight against illegal immigration and the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Speaking earlier on “Face the Nation,” house minority whip Steve Scalise, R-La., that the allocation of executions of the blame for this mass to anyone except the offender is a very slippery slope was “said.”


“The President is no longer said to be responsible for the shooting as your next guest, Bernie Sanders, for my shots,” Scalise.


Scalise was seriously injured when an armed man opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers on a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., in June 2017. The shooter, James Hodgkinson, was a left-wing activist who was a campaign volunteer for Sanders’ 2016 presidential.

Sanders’ damn the shooter “despicable act” to the Senate that same morning.

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