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In El Paso Shooting Suspect's Manifesto, an Echo of Trump's Language




In El Paso Shooting Suspect’s Manifesto, an Echo of Trump’s Language


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/04/us/politics/trump-mass-shootings.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage



President Trump’s sometimes false, fear-stoking language has left him ill equipped to provide the kind of unifying, healing force that other presidents projected in times of national tragedy.CreditCreditTom Brenner for The New York Times

By Peter Baker and Michael D. Shear

Aug. 4, 2019

At campaign rallies before last year’s midterm elections, President Trump repeatedly warned that America was under attack by immigrants heading for the border. “You look at what is marching up, that is an invasion!” he declared at one rally. “That is an invasion!”

Nine months later, a 21-year-old white man is accused of opening fire in a Walmart in El Paso, killing 20 people and injuring dozens more after writing a manifesto railing against immigration and announcing that “this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.”

The suspect wrote that his views “predate Trump,” as if anticipating the political debate that would follow the blood bath. But if Mr. Trump did not originally inspire the gunman, he has brought into the mainstream polarizing ideas and people once consigned to the fringes of American society.

While other leaders have expressed concern about border security and the costs of illegal immigration, Mr. Trump has filled his public speeches and Twitter feed with sometimes false, fear-stoking language while welcoming to the White House a corps of hard-liners, demonizers and conspiracy theorists shunned by past presidents of both parties. Because of this, Mr. Trump is ill equipped to provide the kind of unifying, healing force that other presidents projected in times of national tragedy......................................

Fuck Yeah @GAGnoguns rally in Times Square today ..............




Fuck Yeah @GAGnoguns rally in Times Square today @Madonna
#ElPasoTerroristAttack #DaytonTerroristAttack


https://twitter.com/hisey_mike/status/1158108087603126273?s=20



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"How about we treat every young man who wants to buy a gun like every woman who wants to get an abor




https://twitter.com/sunshine2yall/status/1158093771273330688?s=20



https://twitter.com/davidstevens111/status/1158173686140231691?s=20

This is from the terrorist's social media! .......

It took me a few glaces before I realized the arrangement of guns were letters.



This is from the terrorist's social media! Those innocent people would be alive if he wasn't POTUS.
Trump is largely responsible and so are his supporters. #TrumpsTerrorists #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism #WhiteNationalistTerrorism
#EnoughIsEnough

https://twitter.com/TomDangora/status/1158057183789105152?s=20

Minutes Before El Paso Killing, Hate-Filled Manifesto Appears Online




Minutes Before El Paso Killing, Hate-Filled Manifesto Appears Online



https://www.chron.com/news/article/Minutes-Before-El-Paso-Killing-Hate-Filled-14278945.php

Tim Arango, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Katie Benner, New York Times 10:34 pm CDT, Saturday, August 3, 2019



Photo: Mark Lambie, AP Image 1 of 53



Walmart customers are escorted from the store after a gunman opened fire on shoppers near the Cielo Vista Mall, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Multiple people were killed and one person was in ... more

Nineteen minutes before the first 911 call alerted authorities to a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, a hate-filled, anti-immigrant manifesto appeared online.

It spoke of a “Hispanic invasion of Texas.” It detailed a plan to separate America into territories by race. It warned that white people were being replaced by foreigners.

The authorities were scrutinizing the 2,300-word screed Saturday and attempting to determine whether it was written by the same man who killed 20 people and injured more than two dozen others near the Mexican border.


Police were interviewing the suspect, Patrick Crusius, a 21-year-old white man from Allen, Texas, a roughly 10-hour drive to the Walmart. What brought him to a crowded shopping center in El Paso is one of the many questions on the minds of investigators.

The manifesto that may be linked to Crusius described an imminent attack and railed against immigrants, saying, “if we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can be more sustainable.”

From New Zealand to Pittsburgh to a synagogue in Poway, California, aggrieved white men over the past several months have turned to mass murder in service of hatreds against immigrants, Jews and others they perceive as threats to the white race.


The unsigned manifesto, titled “The Inconvenient Truth,” draws direct inspiration from the mass murder of Muslims at two mosques in New Zealand in March that left 51 people dead. In that attack, the alleged killer published a manifesto online promoting a white supremacist theory called “the great replacement.” The theory has been promoted by a French writer named Renaud Camus and argues that elites in Europe have been working to replace white Europeans with immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa...........................................

Trump is saying his admin has done a lot. A lot what?? vague statements

from him as he takes off on air force one.

Marine veteran enters race for 6th District seat in Kentucky


I am glad Barr will have an opponent.




Marine veteran enters race for 6th District seat in Kentucky



https://apnews.com/53154fd491454fb4862d89dd602472d7




By BRUCE SCHREINER August 1, 2019



In this Tuesday, July 30, 2019, photo, Democrat Josh Hicks poses for a photo in Frankfort, Ky. Hicks has launched his campaign for the congressional seat in Kentucky’s 6th District. Hicks is a Marine veteran and former police officer who hopes to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr in the district. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)





FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Josh Hicks, a Marine veteran and former police officer who lost faith in President Donald Trump’s Republican Party, on Thursday launched his campaign for the Kentucky congressional seat held by Republican Andy Barr.


Hicks, a Lexington attorney, was a longtime Republican who switched parties in 2016, citing his disenchantment with GOP policies that he said favor corporations and the wealthy. He ran for the Legislature last year, losing a hard-fought race to veteran Republican state Rep. Stan Lee.

Now Hicks hopes to unseat Barr, the fourth-term congressman in the state’s 6th District, which covers portions of central and east-central Kentucky. Barr was a target of national Democrats last year but held off a strong challenge from Democrat Amy McGrath.

McGrath opted to join the race to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell next year, creating an opportunity for other Democrats to vie for the House seat that had been a swing district until recently. Hicks is the first Democrat to launch a campaign for the seat in next year’s primary.

Barr quickly tried to connect Hicks to the liberal wing of the national Democratic Party. The congressman said his own record “reflects support for Kentucky values and opposition to their lurch toward socialism.”

Hicks, 40, sees his rural roots and blue-collar background as an asset.................................

Trump Is Being Manipulated by Putin. What Should We Do? by Will Hurd, R, TX; Former CIA officer.....




Opinion
Trump Is Being Manipulated by Putin. What Should We Do?

Lawmakers must keep the American people informed of the current danger, writes a Republican congressman from Texas.


By Will Hurd

Mr. Hurd, a former C.I.A. officer, is a congressman from the 23rd District of Texas.

July 19, 2018



Over the course of my career as an undercover officer in the C.I.A., I saw Russian intelligence manipulate many people. I never thought I would see the day when an American president would be one of them.

The president’s failure to defend the United States intelligence community’s unanimous conclusions of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and condemn Russian covert counterinfluence campaigns and his standing idle on the world stage while a Russian dictator spouted lies confused many but should concern all Americans. By playing into Vladimir Putin’s hands, the leader of the free world actively participated in a Russian disinformation campaign that legitimized Russian denial and weakened the credibility of the United States to both our friends and foes abroad.

As a member of Congress, a coequal branch of government designed by our founders to provide checks and balances on the executive branch, I believe that lawmakers must fulfill our oversight duty as well as keep the American people informed of the current danger.

Somehow many Americans have forgotten that Russia is our adversary, not our ally, and the reasons for today’s tensions go back much farther than the 2016 election.
For more than a decade, Russia has meddled in elections around the world, supported brutal dictators and invaded sovereign nations — all to the detriment of United States interests. Mitt Romney had it right in 2012 when he told President Barack Obama that Russia was “without question our No. 1 geopolitical foe.”


Our intelligence community has concluded with high confidence that President Putin personally ordered his security services to undertake an influence campaign aimed at undermining confidence in American democracy to sow chaos in our electoral system. Russia’s efforts to hack political organizations and state election boards are well documented, as are the Russian disinformation campaigns on social media platforms. .........................................

Beto O'Rourke: Trump's an 'Avowed Racist' Who's 'Giving People Permission to Do' Mass Shootings





https://www.thedailybeast.com/beto-orourke-trumps-an-avowed-racist-whos-giving-people-permission-to-do-this-mass-shootings?ref=wrap



'TOLERATION OF INTOLERANCE'
Beto O’Rourke: Trump’s an ‘Avowed Racist’ Who’s ‘Giving People Permission to Do’ Mass Shootings

“We see it on Fox News, we — we see it on the internet and we see it from our commander-in-chief. He is encouraging this,” O'Rourke said on Sunday morning.



Justin Baragona Updated 08.04.19 11:11AM ET / Published 08.04.19 10:06AM ET

The morning after a horrific mass shooting in El Paso that left at least 20 dead, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said President Trump’s xenophobic and racist rhetoric is “giving people permission” to carry out white nationalist terrorism.

Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday morning, O’Rourke—a former congressman who represented El Paso in the House—noted that the shooter apparently posted an anti-immigrant manifesto foreshadowing the attack on the border city and then pointed a finger at Trump and conservative media.

“We have to acknowledge the hatred, the open racism that we’re seeing,” O’Rourke exclaimed. “There is an environment of it in the United States. We see it on Fox News, we — we see it on the internet and we see it from our commander-in-chief. He is encouraging this. He doesn’t just tolerate it, he encourages it, calling immigrants rapists and criminals and seeking to ban all people of one religion.”

Anchor Jake Tapper pointed out that the shooter wrote that he had this ideology before Trump was elected and anticipated people would blame the president, prompting O’Rourke to say it is “pretty obvious” that anyone who has listened to Trump’s rhetoric can see he’s “encouraging greater racism.”...............................................

So-called #Republican "leaders" REFUSED to discuss Mass shootings on State of the Union today.......

Some Dem. Presidential candidates will be interviews.


@jaketapper
Among those who declined the request from @CNNSotu
to come on to discuss the mass shootings:


@WhiteHouse

Texas Gov @GregAbbott_TX

Texas LG @DanPatrick

Sen @JohnCornyn

Sen @tedcruz
, @GovMikeDeWine
,
@GOPLeader
McCarthy

@senatemajldr
did not respond to our request.

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1157986750624608256?s=20




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