Trump caused NZ massacre (and a former First Daughter, too)?
Monday, March 18, 2019
Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)
It didn't take long for Democrats to lay the horrific New Zealand terrorist massacre at the feet of President Donald Trump, but the daughter of a former president is also being blamed.
Hours after a white supremacist gunman opened fire in two Christchurch mosques, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal made it clear on CNN who he thought was at least somewhat responsible for the attack.
“The public discourse from the president on down,” said Blumenthal, “is a factor in some of these actions.”
But it’s not just Trump who is supposedly at fault: You are indirectly responsible if you support him.
“I think it's more than the president,” Blumenthal continued. “It's the people who enable him and who fail to stand up to him and speak out.”
Dan Gainor of Media Research Center says it's almost reflexive with Democrats, who hate President Trump so much that reason seems to leave them.
“To blame Trump for everything evil is just disgusting,” Gainor tells OneNewsNow.
The suspected gunman referred to President Trump as a “symbol of white identity” in a 77-page screed written in question-and-answer style.
Yet that is the only mention of Trump in the entire document, however, and the alleged shooter also criticized Trump as a “policy maker and leader,” Bryan Fischer, writing at Barbwire.com, points out in a commentary on the media’s blame game.
Trump isn’t the only person being blamed for the shooting, either. So is Chelsea Clinton.
Writing at National Review, Jim Geraghty says the left-wing media is ignoring the verbal attack Clinton endured when she attended a weekend vigil for the New Zealand victims. At the vigil, two New York University students blamed her for the mass killing, too.
“This right here,” one of the students told the former First Daughter, “is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put out into the world.”
What dangerous "words” did Clinton use? Last month, she condemned Rep. Ilhan Omar for her anti-Semitic remarks about AIPAC, the Jewish lobbying group, and the Leftists call that “anti-Muslim hate.”
Geraghty says there is video of the two students yelling at Clinton, and they later wrote a BuzzFeed op-ed defending their actions.
Gainor says the fact that the New Zealand shooter mentioned the president in his manifesto is likewise no reason to link Trump to the killings.
“The idea that we've got evil people in the world, and that somehow Donald Trump is to blame for all of them, and for an attack that happened thousands of miles away,” Gainor says, “I think it's complete garbage.”
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