Beto: Donald Trump's 'Sh*t-Eating Smirk' Gave 'Green Light' to El Paso Shooting
2020 hopeful blames the president for shooting which killed 22 people
Presidential candidate and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) blamed President Donald Trump for the mass shooting in El Paso, TX, which killed 22 people, claiming his “sh*t-eating smirk” gave the “green light" to the shooter.
During an interview with the Washington Post, O’Rourke said:
“You ask yourself, when you look at the history of the Third Reich, which is the comparison I made …
"How did a modern country, well educated, a source of innovation and ingenuity and moral leadership in the world, descend into that level of barbarity, producing a shame that lives with every single German to this day?”
“We could go int far greater detail into what President Trump has said and has done. The ‘send her back’ chanting at that rally in North Carolina, chilling to my bone.”
Robert Costa asked, “So we had a 1930s moment?’
“In Florida, in May of this year — you know the president has warned about the infestation, the invasion, the predators, the animals, dehumanizing language to talk about humans who he has placed in cages."
"We have lost the lives of seven children in our custody and care. He’s telling that rally in Florida ‘what are we going to do about these people who are coming here?’ And someone yells out ‘shoot them.’"
"And that crowd roars in laughter and applause.”
“And the president, with that shit-eating smirk on his face, smiles and laughs in consent, giving the green light to that killer in Allen, TX, who drove 600 miles to El Paso with a AK-47, who said he was going to stop the invasion that he had been warned about by the president of the United States,” he added.
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“That he didn’t want to replaced as a white man in the United States of America. And when people in Charlottesville, VA, were talking about Jews, you will not replace us," Beto continued.
"President Trump said there are very fine people. If we fail to connect the dots and draw the conclusion, then we are going to die in our sleep as a country. We will lose this democracy.”
Last month, during the Democrat debate, Beto said the El Paso shooting proves “just how dangerous Donald Trump is.”
The Democratic 2020 candidate went so far as to state that the El Paso shooter was “inspired to kill” by President Trump.
“On August 3rd, in El Paso, Texas, two things became crystal clear for me, and I think produced a turning point for this country," Beto said.