CBS: Trump’s Speeches ‘Almost Identical’ to Manifesto of Crazed Killer

NewsBusters | 8/5/2019 | Staff
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CBS on Monday connected Donald Trump to the mass slaughter in Texas, insisting that the President has used “almost identical” rhetoric to that of the apparent shooter. Then, when Trump called out “racism, bigotry and white supremacy” in his speech, the journalists speculated that it wasn’t enough.

Reporter Weijia Jiang previewed what the President might say: “How will he respond to those claims that he is to blame for what happened in El Paso? Given what he know about the shooters motive, given the almost identical language that the gunman used in talking about the crisis at the border with regard to illegal immigration.” She concluded by saying that “words matter.”

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Almost identical? In his manifesto, the alleged killer offered support for the mass murder in Christchurch, New Zealand. He ranted about the “great replacement” of white people and discussed the best way to pull off a mass killing. That’s identical?

Here’s some of what Trump said on Monday morning:

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Congressional correspondent ancy Cordes responded with the equivalent of not good enough:

At the very top of his speech, he denounced, emphatically, racism and white supremacy. Something that many lawmakers believe is important but who also feel that it may have come to late. They believe that some of the President’s own rhetoric over the last few years has normalized the notion of white supremacy in this country. They think he needs to do a lot more, not only to speak out against it, Norah, but also to curtail his own rhetoric.

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Jang returned to echo this CBS contention: “[Trump] directly mentioned the shooter in El Paso who denounced what he called a Hispanic invasion at the border. Some of that language mirrors how President Trump talked about the immigration crisis at the border.”

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