San Antonio archbishop condemns Trump’s ‘hate and racism’

Crux | 8/6/2019 | Staff
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NEW YORK - One U.S. prelate has gone where none have dared to go before: Directly condemning President Donald Trump for racism.

In a series of tweets on Monday evening, San Antonio’s Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller pleaded with Trump to “stop hate and racism, starting with yourself.”

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In several follow-up messages, the Mexican-American archbishop directly called out the president saying: “President stop your hatred. People in the US deserve better.”

“President you are a poor man, a very week [sic] man. Stop damaging people. Please!” Garcia-Siller wrote in another.

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“Stop racism!!!! Stop!!!” he tweeted. “Starts with leadership.”

The archbishop’s messages come just days after a Texas gunman killed 22 individuals in El Paso after posting an online manifesto spewing hatred and anti-immigrant remarks.

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In recent days, Garcia-Siller has been an active presence on social media, using his Twitter account to call for greater gun control measures.

This past weekend’s shooting does not mark his first experience with gun violence. In November 2017, another gunman opened fire in a Baptist church in nearby Sutherland Springs - located within the Archdiocese of San Antonio - killing 26 individuals and wounding another 20.

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In the wake of the El Paso shooting - and another the next morning in Dayton, Ohio - many leaders have called on the president...
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