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Dazed and DonFused

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/05/2019 - 09:22

The horrible weekend from hell. A white racist gunman who had posted an anti-immigrant screed began shooting on Saturday inside a Walmart killing 20 people and injuring 26 more. A few hours later, other murders. Nine dead in Ohio, with multiple injuries.

These back-to-back shootings come a week after three people died and 13 more were injured in a shooting at a California garlic festival. Republicans, including his chief of staff struggle to respond in wake of these senseless shootings. Trump addressed the nation today and may have made matters worse, not better. His speech was like a hostage video https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/05/trumps-speech-was-li…

Trump: Mental illness & hatred pull the trigger, not the gun https://www.msnbc.com/andrea-mitchell-reports/watch/trump-mental-illnes…

It's been less than 48 hours since the latest mass shooting, and already Americans have heard Trump contradict himself on how the country should respond https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/08/trumps-inconsisten…

"We are not helpless here." With a powerful statement, President Obama responds to mass shootings in Dayton, El Paso https://bit.ly/2YMnlaO?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_cam…

Some blame POTUS because he lit the fuse when he referred to immigrants as animals invading the country, and his “go back” tweets to four members of Congress. In May, a Trump supporter at a Florida rally suggested a solution to the immigration crisis was to “SHOOT THEM.” An analysis found that counties which hosted a 2016 Trump rally saw a 226 percent increase in hate crimes. Trump held a rally in El Paso in February and in Dayton in 2016.

Online radicalization. The El Paso shooter foreshadowed his attack on an online message board, where domestic terror manifestos are judged and given low or high scores, essentially rating massacres.