Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) reacts to mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio — two shootings that occurred within 13 hours of each other.
Appearing on CNN, Cory Booker said his immediate reaction to the shootings were offering his “thoughts and prayers.”
With “thoughts and prayers” not enough, Booker says he blames President Trump who is “failing” through his eyes.
Booker continues “Donald Trump is responsible for this. He’s responsible because he is stoking fears and hatred and bigotry. He’s responsible because he’s failing to condemn white supremacy as it is which is responsible for such a significant amount of the terror attacks.”
Appearing on MSNBC’s AmJoy, Booker has a similar message.
“I believe presidents should take responsibility, and his words have been fueling white supremacy and giving license to them, and we’re seeing the horrific results of hatred today. I also want to say he’s responsible to do something substantive about this problem in terms of not just his rhetoric but the actions he’s supporting. He’s done nothing to keep these weapons of mass destruction out of people who want to do horrific harm, and that, too, is responsibility that lies at his feet.”
One of the lessons in my faith is that you reap what you sow.
When Donald Trump uses words like “infestation,” “invasion” and “shithole countries”—
When he refuses to condemn Neo-Nazis and white supremacists—
Trump is giving license to this kind of violence. He’s responsible. pic.twitter.com/hf3ugZIO5D
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 4, 2019