Senator and 2020 hopeful Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) attacked President Trump this Sunday, saying that the president’s rhetoric aids people like the New Zealand shooter.
“I don’t think you can actually take each of the murderous acts and say what role Donald Trump played, but I can tell you this: his rhetoric doesn’t help,” said Klobuchar on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “And many of these people, whether it was the person who tried to bomb Barack Obama or this murderer in New Zealand, have cited Donald Trump along the way.”
That means to me, at the very least, he is dividing people.” added Klobuchar. “They are using him as an excuse.”
Klobuchar instead feels that the President and others should be doing more to push back against hatred.
“He, at the very least, should be giving strong statements, public speeches, defending Muslims in this world,” said Klobuchar.
Trump has refused to say that white nationalism is a growing threat, even downplaying the situation in the wake of the Christchurch shooting that left 49 Muslims dead.
“I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems, I guess,” said President Trump. “If you look at what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that’s the case, I don’t know enough about it yet. They’re just learning about the person and the people involved. But it’s certainly a terrible thing.”
Experts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington, DC based think-tank, disagreed, saying, “the number of terrorist attacks (in the US) by far-right perpetrators rose over the past decade, more than quadrupling between 2016 and 2017.”
The Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center have also reported a major increase in white nationalism.
Klobuchar also pushed back at recently attacks my President Trump against John McCain, and mentioned the late senator while discussing Trump’s lack of response over New Zealand.
“John believed, as I believe, that when a tragedy happens like in New Zealand, you do all you can to reach out to that country and you do all you can to stand up for the simple belief that people are different in our country, but we were all part of a greater America,” said Klobuchar.
Image via screen capture from video source.
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Trump Says He Will Make SCOTUS Nomination Next Week – Appears He Will Use Seat to Strengthen Where He Is Weak in Polls
President Donald Trump says he will announce his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “next week.”
He made clear his primary deciding factors will be to help him in the polls.
Trump told reporters Saturday afternoon “most likely” he will choose a woman.
CNN reports he is leaning towards choosing a woman mostly because he is doing poorly in the polls with women.
Trump spoke about two women judges. He talked about Barbara Lagoa, noting she is Hispanic and from Florida. He is struggling in the polls with Hispanics and in Florida.
Reporters also asked about Amy Coney Barrett, a far right wing anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ extremist. Trump spoke positively about her as well. Reports say she is the current frontrunner.
Trump: I can see most likely it would be a woman, yeah I think I can say that. pic.twitter.com/1csAZefqUF
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 19, 2020
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Trump: Republicans Must Fill Supreme Court Seat ‘Without Delay’
President Donald Trump Saturday morning, barely 12 hours after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, announced his intention to fill her seat “without delay.”
The president said the Republican Party has been handed the “position of power and importance” to make decisions for those who elected them.
“We have this obligation,” he insisted, ignoring his obligation to balance decision-making by remembering he is president of the entire country, not just the red states.
.@GOP We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2020
Trump Releases Statement on Passing of ‘Titan’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg
President Donald Trump has issued a formal statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
He called her a “titan of the law,” and praised her for her “brilliant mind” and for her “powerful dissents.” Trump also said her Supreme Court decisions “have inspired all Americans.”
Earlier, before boarding Air Force One, Trump claimed he had not known she had passed away, and said, “She just died? I didn’t know that.”
“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? Whether you agree or not … she led an amazing life.”
Here’s the President’s statement:
Statement from the President on the Passing of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pic.twitter.com/N2YkGVWLoF
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2020
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