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Day 928


(Matt Kiser) #1

1/ Trump "condemn[ed] racism, bigotry and white supremacy" following two mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH over the weekend that left 31 people dead. Trump, who spent the weekend at his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J., stopped short of endorsing new gun control measures, and instead parroted Republican talking points about the "perils" of mental illness, violence in the media, and violent video games for fostering white nationalism and hatred. In El Paso, the shooter published a four-page "manifesto" on the online message board 8chan about 20 minutes before the attack, saying he wanted to stop the "Hispanic invasion of Texas." Trump, ironically, did not acknowledge his repeated use of the word "invasion" to describe asylum seekers and immigrants at the southern border. Trump also cited the threat of "racist hate" with no acknowledgment that his own anti-immigrant rhetoric. Reading from a teleprompter at the White House, Trump also incorrectly referred to Toledo, Ohio instead of Dayton, Ohio as the location of one of the killings. (New York Times / Washington Post / CNN / Associated Press / The Hill)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2019/08/05/day-928/

#2

Follow up to an earlier post:

China confirmed reports that it was pulling out of U.S. agriculture as a weapon in the ongoing trade war.

A spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said Chinese companies have stopped purchasing U.S. agricultural products in response to President Trump’s new 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods.

This infographic lays out the bad news for U.S. farmers and the U.S. economy:

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(David Bythewood) #3

This says everything.

Nebraska GOP tells Republican lawmaker who said party is ‘enabling white supremacy’ to register as Democrat


(David Bythewood) #4

FBI agents are reluctant to pursue white nationalist extremists because they don’t want to target Trump’s base, former counterterrorism official says

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/fbi-faces-skepticism-over-its-anti-domestic-terror-efforts/2019/08/04/c9c928bc-b6e0-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html


#5

Link courtesy currentstatus.io

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign tweeted out a photo of satirical tombstones over the weekend, including one featuring an election opponent’s name, hours after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, that claimed the lives of 22 people.

The tombstones named Amy McGrath, his main Democratic opponent in the 2020 Senate race for Kentucky, as well as Judge Merrick Garland, whose nomination to the Supreme Court he blocked during the last year of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Has he no shame?


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