President Donald Trump once again tried to blame the media for the domestic terrorism committed by his own supporters, and Twitter users did not let him get away with it.
Over the last week, our nation watched in horror as the MAGAbomber tried to assassinate Trump’s political opponents and critics by sending them explosive devices. And on Saturday, an anti-Semitic gunman murdered eleven people in a synagogue not long after Trump openly referred to himself as a nationalist.
Rather than take any responsibility for his words and behavior that has incited violence against those he attacks, Trump took to Twitter on Sunday evening to blame the media for the hatred and division he has sowed over the last two years.
The Fake News is doing everything in their power to blame Republicans, Conservatives and me for the division and hatred that has been going on for so long in our Country. Actually, it is their Fake & Dishonest reporting which is causing problems far greater than they understand!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2018
But the fact is that Trump is to blame for the division and hatred. He’s been spewing it since day one of his presidential campaign in 2015 when he demonized Mexicans as “rapists” and he was doing it before that by accusing former President Obama of not being born in America.
All of the people the MAGAbomber sent a bomb to just happen to be people Trump has viciously attacked, including Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) liberal donor George Soros, former CIA Director John Brennan, and CNN headquarters.
That’s no coincidence. If anyone is to blame for the radicalization of Trump’s supporters, it’s Trump himself, and Twitter let him know it.
You said there were “very fine people on both sides” of a neo-Nazi March. Not fake news. Your words. You deserve the blame.
— Steve Israel (@RepSteveIsrael) October 29, 2018
You are correct. Racism, sexism, prejudice, hatred and bigotry have been going on in this country for a very long time. Your presidency has revealed the destructive levels of these that still exists and reversed much of the progress we have made to overcome them.
— Ted Moyer (@moyer_ted) October 29, 2018
— 🦄Lily🧚🏻♀️🌈💦 (@Pr1ncessLily) October 29, 2018
Really?? Well that’s funny because I just read your previous tweet & it sounds pretty divisive & hate-filled to me🤔 pic.twitter.com/lUNlVDbDA0
— VoteVoteVote (@JaneJaniej) October 29, 2018
Good grief you’re the most pathetic little man on the planet. You stoked these fires. You own them. You. Not the media, not the Dems. You.
— Janie Goss (@cardsfann) October 29, 2018
YET AGAIN, you are stoking hatred against the press and our First Amendment. You would think after the largest attack in history against former Presidents, and others, including THE PRESS, you would STOP this dog whistle to your violent base.
— CoCoJoWats (@WatsJo) October 29, 2018
You insult. You mock. You belittle. You stoke up hatred against Islamics. Against Latinos. You have a long history of racism. You trade in anti-Semitic imagery. You appeal directly to white nationalists. You make it clear you’re not my president. All you have is hate & division.
— Reid Scher (@reidscher) October 29, 2018
— DJ_PsychGuy 🇺🇸 (@DJ_PsychGuy) October 29, 2018
It literally says dishonest media right on his van. Words directly out of Trump’s mouth. pic.twitter.com/fl8Dm1pLUl
— patsnsox (@patsnsox123) October 29, 2018
Group of Jewish leaders in Pittsburgh send a clear message to Donald Trump: “You are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism … Yesterday’s massacre is not the first act of terror you incited against a minority group in our country.”
— Varda Friedman (@varda_friedman) October 29, 2018
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