#TrumpsTerrorists Trends As Americans Blame President Trump For Mass Shootings: 'The Blood Is on His Hands'
A gunman, identified as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, opened fire at a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, leaving 20 dead and at least 26 others injured. Authorities told the Washington Post that they were investigating a manifesto, allegedly written by the shooter, that contains strong anti-immigration sentiments and sympathy for the Christchurch shooter, an Australian gunman involved in attacks on New Zealand mosques that left 49 dead earlier this year.
Although the president denounced both shootings as "senseless attacks" and condemned "these hateful and cowardly acts," 2020 Democratic candidates and various other politicians disagreed over whether Trump's inflammatory rhetoric about immigrants had encouraged the hate and violence in the El Paso shooting.
"Trump is now deleting his tweets calling immigrants an 'invasion' now that he inspired the El Paso shooter to murder 20 people to 'stop the Hispanic invasion of Texas.' Sorry @realDonaldTrump, but the internet is forever. #TrumpsTerrorists," Andrew Wortman tweeted, alongside screenshots of the president's tweets.