Trump Fires Back at Obama After Ex-President Blames Him for Shootings

President Trump has fired back at ex-President Obama after Obama appeared to blame him for the recent shootings in a lengthy statement.

Trump quoted Brian Kilmeade of Fox and Friends, tweeting:

“Did George Bush ever condemn President Obama after Sandy Hook. President Obama had 32 mass shootings during his reign. Not many people said Obama is out of Control. Mass shootings were happening before the President even thought about running for Pres.”

Trump then continued by quoting Ainsley Earhardt.

“It’s political season and the election is around the corner. They want to continue to push that racist narrative.”

and ended with his own comment

And I am the least racist person. Black, Hispanic and Asian Unemployment is the lowest (BEST) in the history of the United States!

Yesterday, Obama joined the chorus of Democrats implicitly blaming Trump for the shootings.

Obama also blamed “white nationalist websites.”

However, widespread reports, including from CNN indicate the Ohio shooter was a leftist.

Per CNN, a Twitter account that appears to belong to Dayton mass shooter Connor Bettsretweeted extreme left-wing and anti-police posts, as well as tweets supporting Antifa, or anti-fascist, protesters.

The most recent tweet on the @iamthespookster account was on August 3, the day of the shooting, when he retweeted a post saying, “Millenials have a message for the Joe Biden generation: hurry up and die.” He also retweeted messages supporting Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

The user’s Twitter bio reads: “he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / I’m going to hell and I’m not coming back.” One tweet used the hashtag #HailSatan.
Police are still trying to determine what motivated Betts to kill nine people early Sunday morning in a popular nightlife district in downtown Dayton. He was killed by police officers on patrol nearby 30 seconds after he opened fire.
In the hours before the Dayton shooting, the Twitter account “liked” several tweets about a shooting in El Paso, Texas, that left 22 dead, including one supporting gun control and others that called the El Paso shooting suspect a “terrorist,” and a “white supremacist.”

The account also retweeted posts against ICE agents, including one that said, “these people are monsters,” and multiple posts condemning police, and supporting Antifa protesters, who often use violent tactics. There were also many tweets of selfies, photos with a friend and ordinary memes and nonpolitical content.