Democrat Presidential Candidates Blame Trump for Mass Shootings

The first weekend in August was marred by two mass shooting tragedies resulting in numerous deaths and injuries of innocent people.

In El Paso, Texas, 20 people were killed at a shopping center by a lone gunman on Saturday and early Sunday morning, nine people were killed by a shooter wearing body armor in Dayton, Ohio.

President Trump addressed the horrific shootings.

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The tragic mass shootings launched a call by Democrats for gun control and there’s a barrage of attacks against President Trump from critics holding him responsible for the duel tragedies.

Democrat 2020 presidential candidates went after President Trump over the shootings with some calling him racist.

Former congressman Robert Beto O’Rourke called President Trump a “white nationalist.”

Former Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg said President Trump condones white nationalism.

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro said President Trump created “a license for a toxic brew of white supremacy to fester.”

Real Clear Politics reports:

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that President Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric “fanned the flames of hate” as a political strategy, creating a “license for a toxic brew of white supremacy to fester” in this country.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker said President Trump is “sowing seeds of hatred.”

Breitbart reports:

“In my faith, you have this idea that you reap what you sow, and he is sowing seeds of hatred in this country, this harvest of hate violence that we are seeing right now lies at his feet,” Booker said. “There is a complicity in the president’s hatred that undermines the goodness and decency of Americans.”

California Democrat Senator Kamala Harris was critical of President Trump, saying he should “Have the courage to act.”

The mass shootings are horrible events and politicizing these tragedies by blaming President Trump will not lead to any solutions.