Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib lambasted Ivanka Trump on Twitter when she showed her sorrow and solidarity for the mass shootings that occurred recently.
President Donald Trump’s daughter wrote on Twitter: “As our nation mourns the senseless loss of life in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, and prays for the victims and their loved ones, we must also raise our voices in rejection of these heinous and cowardly acts of hatred, terror, and violence.”
“White supremacy, like all other forms of terrorism, is an evil that must be destroyed,” added the president’s daughter.
Rashida Tlaib, a Muslim congresswoman from Michigan, responded to Ivanka Trump’s tweet by pointing to Donald Trump as responsible for these murders for, she said, “inciting violence.”
“Try checking your dad on his tweets. 251 mass shootings in the U.S. in 216 days. He incites violence every day with his hate agenda and racism. More people are dying because he fails to fight white supremacy terrorists,” she said.
However, it has been found that both murderers were of an ideology far different from the Republican one.
In a manifesto published hours before the shooting, Patrick Wood Crusius, the suspected shooter in El Paso, criticized both Democrats and Republicans and expressed anti-government and anti-business views. The author claimed to have developed those beliefs before Trump’s presidency, NBC reported.
In the case of Connor Betts, the suspected shooter Dayton, it has been verified after analyzing his Twitter account that the young man cataloged himself as: “he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / I’m going to hell and I’m not coming back,” CNN reported.
He also frequently shared content in support of Antifa, a violent radical left-wing group and on occasion used the hashtag #HailSatan.
Currently, Betts’s account cannot be consulted, as Twitter closed it on Sunday.
President Donald Trump appeared Monday before the media to make an assessment of the terrible tragedies of the weekend and to announce measures that will be implemented to prevent these killings in the future.
“In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart, and devours the soul,” the president said.
“Now is the time to set destructive partisanship aside—so destructive—and find the courage to answer hatred with unity, devotion, and love. Our future is in our control,” he added.