Donald Trump hid out at Mar-a-lago until his top advisors could figure out what he was going to say when he returned. After all, the president has been holding 2020 campaign rallies where his theme has been “the infestation” of people, who incidentally were legally fleeing persecution in Central America. In spite of the writer’s best, or worst, intentions this appeared to be the tipping point for many Americans. What happened next, showed the great swell of anger at this POTUS.
Twitter users started using #WhiteSupremacistInChief to go after the commander-in-chief. After all, Trump was clearly inciting people to violence against people of color in his kickoff 2020 presidential campaign rallies. It did not take long for #WhiteSupremacistInChief to trend, reflecting the nation’s anger at 45.
When POTUS finally appeared Monday morning, the speech he read was as exciting as watching grass grow. Clearly, someone else had written it. Trump did not even bother to catch the error that the speechwriter had written — “Toledo” instead of “Dayton,” Ohio.
As tone-deaf as ever, the president tweeted that he thought that gun reform should have been tied to refugee and immigrant legislation, The Newsweek magazine reported:
‘We can never forget them, and those many who came before them. Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying…this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!’
Former representative and candidate for president Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) lives in El Paso, where the mass shooter gunned down and killed 22 people and wounding more than that. Two were recently added to the list after succumbing to their injuries. O’Rourke tweeted:
‘This president’s open racism is an invitation to violence. The writing has been on the wall since his maiden speech coming down that escalator calling immigrants “rapists and criminals.” The actions that follow cannot surprise us.’
Representative and also 2020 presidential candidate Tim Ryan (D-OH) represents a district in Ohio. Just as O’Rourke was furious at Trump, so was Ryan:
‘Trump tries to inject immigration into this or talk about video games. No. This is about people getting high-powered weapons and having 250 rounds, to be able to walk into an entertainment district & start slaughtering people. That is preventable. That’s why we’re so pissed off.’
Actor, director, and activist Rob Reiner wrote:
‘When Articles of Impeachment are written against this President, the highest crime he will have committed is the incitement of violence against fellow human beings.’
Holly Figueroa O’Reilly writes op-ed for The Washington Post. She tweeted:
‘Not Toledo. Dayton.’
A video that has been making the rounds is of a Trump rally in Florida just months ago. He referred to refugees crossing America’s southern border, many from Central America:
‘How do you stop these people? You can’t.’
When a member of the audience shouted out “shoot them, the president was smirking. Then, he made a joke out of it:
‘That’s only in the Panhandle you can get away with this stuff.’
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