Anti-Trump Protesters Call Woman in MAGA Hat a 'Terrorist' at El Paso Memorial
Angry mob screams 'we don’t negotiate with terrorists' at woman
A group of anti-Trump protesters surrounded a MAGA hat-wearing woman at a memorial for the tragic shooting that killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas, branding her a "terrorist."
The protesters were opposing President Donald Trump's visit to El Paso following the shooting.
As a CBS reporter noted:
“Tensions get heated at the site of the memorial in El Paso when a woman wearing a #MAGA hat is surrounded by those who oppose Donald Trump and his visit to El Paso."
One woman in the crowd could be heard shouting, “We don’t negotiate with terrorists.”
Of course, many Democrats jumped on the opportunity to politicize the tragedy by publically objecting Trump’s visit to El Paso and blaming him for the shooting.
2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke quickly blamed Trump for the massacre and has continued to accuse the president of fueling white supremacy.
Early Wednesday, he tweeted again that “22 people in my hometown are dead after an act of terror inspired by your racism. El Paso will not be quiet, and neither will I.”
Texas Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar, on Monday, said Trump “is not welcome” in her community.
Escobar refused to meet with the president during his visit, telling CNN’s Chris Cuomo that she needed to talk to Trump first.
“I don’t know that he gets it, Chris. His words have incredible power,” she said.
"You walk through all of these families; you walk through to this memorial, you’ll see people in pain. I talked to a veteran earlier who said I’m being made to seem as though I’m not American. The language that he uses … it’s because he doesn’t see Mexicans, Hispanics — He doesn’t see us as human."
#WATCH: Tensions get heated at the site of the memorial in El Paso when a woman wearing a #MAGA hat is surrounded by those who oppose Donald Trump and his visit to El Paso. @CBSDFW pic.twitter.com/6uB6qERLUC— Ken Molestina (@cbs11ken) August 7, 2019
22 people in my hometown are dead after an act of terror inspired by your racism. El Paso will not be quiet and neither will I. https://t.co/dakFPKj0vJ— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 7, 2019
The sister of a couple who was killed during the El Paso mass-shooting blasted Democratic politicians for politicizing the tragedy, calling them "pure evil" for blaming President Donald Trump for the attack.
Vibora (Deborah) Anchondo, whose brother and his wife was among the 22 people killed, says Democrats who are attempting to block President Trump from visiting the Texas city are "monsters" for "using the tragic event to push their political agenda."
Jordan and Andre Anchondo died shielding their infant son from gunfire inside the El Paso Walmart where the gunman opened fire last Saturday.
Presidential candidate Cory Booker also wasted no time in politicizing the tragic mass shooting in El Paso, saying Trump was "sowing seeds of hatred in our country."
Booker said the president is "responsible" for taking no action to "condemn white supremacy."
MSNBC on Sunday, the 2020 hopeful said:
"We have moral bonds and fabric of our country. We have a president of the United States who is particularly responsible."