This week, the 2020 democratic field will pivot from their regularly scheduled in-fighting in order to focus on one thing and one thing alone: Trying to pin a mass shooting on President Trump.
In the days after an El Pasp, Texas Walmart store was attacked by an alleged white nationalist, the President has called for unity among all Americans. He has condemned the attack itself, as well as the bigotry and hate that preceded it.
Still, the left has sensed an opportunity to somehow relate the President and the madman responsible for taking 22 lives in El Paso.
Even those among the progressive who tend to toe the the centrist line are taking up the caustic cause this week.
Wednesday at a campaign event in Burlington, IA, 2020 presidential hopeful, former Vice President Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump of fanning “the flames of white supremacy.”
Biden said, “You all know the words of a president matters. They can move markets. They can send our brave women and men to war. They can bring peace. They can calm a nation in turmoil. They can console and confront and comfort those who have faced tragedy. They can inspire us to reach for the moon. They can encourage us to appeal to our better angels, to our better nature, but they can also unleash the deepest, darkest forces in this nation. And that’s what I believe Donald Trump has chosen to do. When he said after Charlottesville there were, and I quote, ‘very fine people on both sides,’ I said then it gave license, and safe harbor to white supremacists and neo-Nazis is the Ku Klux Klan. These words not only stunned America, but they stunned the world. And in doing so, he assigned a moral equivalence, a moral equivalence between those spewing hate and those with the courage to stand against it. I said at the time we’re going to battle for the soul of this nation. I said it again when I announced my candidacy. And I say here today we are in a battle for the soul of nation. That’s why primarily I’m running for president. ‘
The former Vice President went on…
“It’s […] clear language, and in code, this president has fanned the flames of white supremacy. His mouthing of the words written for him, condemning white supremacists this week I don’t believe fooled anyone at home or abroad.”
President Trump is today traveling El Paso to console those affected by the rampage.
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