Blaming Trump for shootings is not the answer

There is a pile-on underway of President Donald Trump, because commentators have said that the statement believed to have been written by the alleged El Paso shooter mirrors language the President has used regarding illegal immigration. Democrats in Congress and the party’s presidential candidates are in full-blown attack mode against the President, trying to drive a narrative that he is responsible for mass shootings in America.

However, the narrative took a hit when CNN reported Monday night that a social media account that appears to have belonged to the Dayton shooter contained “extreme left-wing and anti-police posts, as well as tweets supporting Antifa, or anti-fascist, protesters.” It also featured a post saying, ‘Millenials [sic] have a message for the Joe Biden generation: hurry up and die.'” The account retweeted messages that were in support of Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, Democratic presidential candidates.

Police in Dayton say race doesn’t appear to be a motive in the shooting that left nine people dead, although if the social media account is indeed his, the personal politics of this shooter are pretty clear. What’s more, the poster to this account clearly has no trouble making a hostile statement about former Vice President Biden and other older politicians. The shooter appears not to be a white nationalist, but rather a full blown, pro-Antifa socialist. Was his attack influenced by these political views? We don’t know that yet.

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