Tlaib Attacks Ivanka Trump Over El Paso Shooting: 'Your Prayers Aren’t Working'
Squad member attacks first daughter over tweet condemning attack
Democratic 'squad' member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) slammed Ivanka Trump on Sunday over her response to the shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
Progressive Tlaib criticized President Donald Trump, saying he 'incites violence' with his rhetoric.
The congresswoman made the comments while replying to Trump's daughter's tweet, where she expressed her condolences for the mass shooting victims and their families.
'As our nation mourns the senseless loss of life in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and prays for the victims and their loved ones, we must also raise our voices in rejection of these heinous and cowardly acts of hate, terror, and violence.
'White supremacy, like all other forms of terrorism, is an evil that must be destroyed,' she added in an additional tweet.
Tlaib promptly disregarded Trump's message saying: 'Your prayers aren't working.'
"Try checking your dad on his tweets. 251 mass shootings in the U.S. in 216 days. He incites violence every day w/ his hate agenda & racism. More people are dying because he fails to fight white supremacist terrorist," she said.
Anti Trumpers have called Trump's remarks on immigration as racist since his 2016 campaign launch.
Last month, Donald Trump mocked the Democrat 'squad,' telling them to go back and fix the places they came from before preaching what the United States should do.
Your prayers aren't working. Try checking your dad on his tweets. 251 mass shootings in the U.S. in 216 days.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 4, 2019
He incites violence every day w/ his hate agenda & racism. More people are dying b/c he fails to fight white supremacist terrorists.
They are the ones who hate America. https://t.co/dYzF2G7fEa
The president's remarks seemed to be targetting Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is from Somalia and has been highly critical of the United States.
Police are currently investigating a "manifesto" that is believed to have been written by the El Paso gunman before he launched the attack, that explicitly states that President Trump did not inspire his actions.
While authorities believe that suspected gunman - 21-year-old Patrick Wood Crusius, who was arrested shortly after the shooting began and charged with capital murder - wrote the document, investigators say they are "still gathering evidence," and it has yet to be confirmed.
Police state they are "reasonably confident" that the manifesto, published 27 minutes before the shooting on the website 8chan's politics board and titled The Inconvenient Truth, is linked to the suspect.
A number of news outlets have since published portions of the alleged manifesto, in which the author states explicitly that their views have been held for "several years," have nothing to do with President Donald Trump, and "predate" his presidency.
Trump said on Sunday action needed to be taken against mass shootings as he forcefully condemned the weekend's two attacks in Ohio and Texas, saying, "hate has no place in our country."