Trump Has Been Busted For Being ‘In Direct Connection’ To Dozens Of Criminal Acts
Donald Trump received backlash earlier this month when a mass shooter took the lives of 22 people at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart as part of a hate crime against Mexicans.
Following the horrific shooting, Trump claimed that his rhetoric actually “brings people together.” But ABC News did some digging and found that Trump actually “in direct connection” to nearly 30 criminal acts.
“I think my rhetoric brings people together,” President Trump said, just days after an alleged white supremacist allegedly shot and killed 22 people in an El Paso, Texas Walmart. Minutes earlier, it is believed, he posted an anti-immigrant manifesto to a message board that has been called “a Megaphone for Gunmen,” and is popular with the alt-right.
“In nine cases, perpetrators hailed Trump in the midst or immediate aftermath of physically attacking innocent victims. In another 10 cases, perpetrators cheered or defended Trump while taunting or threatening others. And in another 10 cases, Trump and his rhetoric were cited in court to explain a defendant’s violent or threatening behavior,” ABC reports.
There were an additional seven cases that “involved violent or threatening acts perpetrated in defiance of Trump, with many of them targeting Trump’s allies in Congress. But the vast majority of the cases — 29 of the 36 — reflect someone echoing presidential rhetoric, not protesting it.”
The victims “largely represent an array of minority groups — African-Americans, Latinos, Muslims and gay men,” the report states.
President Trump has said he deserves “no blame,” but ABC News reports it found exactly zero cases “where an act of violence or threat was made in the name of President Barack Obama or President George W. Bush.”