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Bette Midler: Trump is Inciting Gunmen to 'Do His Dirty Work for Him'

Liberal Hollywood actress pushes conspiracy theories about her president

 on 9th August 2019 @ 5.00pm
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Bette Midler claims President Trump us encouraging mass shooters to 'do his dirty work'

Liberal Hollywood actress Bette Midler has claimed that President Donald Trump is inciting gunmen to carry out mass-shooting attacks because he wants them to "do his dirty work for him."

In reference to the horrific actions of the El Paso shooter, who took 22 lives and injured dozens more, the far-left entertainment industry veteran pushed a conspiracy theory that President Trump is encouraging such violence.

“REMEMBER WHEN #DonaldTrump SAID HE COULD SHOOT SOMEONE ON FIFTH AVENUE AND GET AWAY WITH IT?” Midler asked in an all-caps post to her 1.7 million Twitter followers.


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Bette Midler suggested the suspects behind the two mass shootings last weekend were doing Trump's 'dirty work'

According to Breitbart, President Trump made the referenced remark during a 2016 rally at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.

While many said it was a poor choice of words, it was not a call to violence, as Trump’s critics — such as Midler — seem to suggest.

Rather, Trump was making a quip about the loyalty of his base.

Left-wing celebrities and politicians have glommed onto a manifesto attributed to the El Paso shooter, which detailed the gunman’s anti-immigration views and mentioned the “Hispanic invasion of Texas.”

However, the author of the manifesto — thought to be the 21-year-old gunman — wrote that his twisted ideas predated Trump.

Nonetheless, the shooter did not hold Trump’s views, as Trump has never called for violence or expressed racist hatred for foreigners.

Still, the left has conflated the president’s desire for basic border security measures with “hate,” thus blaming Trump for the shooter’s actions.

“I know it’s crazy to take Trump’s words seriously, but some people do,” The Daily Show host Trevor Noah said Monday night.

“In fact, as we’ve learned, the mass shooter in El Paso left behind a manifesto that included the same phrases Trump uses every day — ‘fake news,’ ‘immigrant invasions.’

"In fact, the only reason you know it wasn’t written by Trump is because the grammar was correct.”

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Far-left filmmaker Rob Reiner also chimed in to claim that Trump is inciting violence

“Another mass shooting. Another White Nationalist,” left-wing filmmaker Rob Reiner tweeted over the weekend.

“There are not ‘fine people on both sides.’ The President of the United States bears responsibility.”

Reiner went as far as suggesting that Trump is inciting violence, merely by running for a second term.

“After the mass slaughter in El Paso in the name of White Supremacy, Donald Trump continues to incite violence with his refusal to end his racist campaign,” he wrote.

“The President of the United States has no soul. We are staring into the face of evil.”

Late-night TBS host Samantha Bee took it a step further and essentially compared Trump to the gunman.

“As far as we know, the El Paso shooter wasn’t mentally ill at all. Being a racist monster isn’t a mental illness," she said– a direct reference to Trump.

"In fact, you can be one and be a ‘very stable genius.'”

Despite the left’s accusatory remarks, Trump has not called for violence and has repeatedly condemned white supremacy and racism, telling the American people on Monday that white supremacy, bigotry, and racism are “sinister ideologies” that “must be defeated.”

Notably, far-left celebrities like Midler and Reiner have not been as vocal about the Dayton shooter, who supported Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and held anti-police, anti-ICE, and anti-gun views.

[RELATED] El Paso Shooter's Alleged Manifesto Claims Views 'Predate Trump'

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