‘Inspired To Kill’ - Beto Blames Trump For El Paso Shooting

Eric Scheiner | September 12, 2019
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Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke started off Thursday's Democratic Presidential debate blaming President Trump for 22 deaths.

"On August 3rd, in El Paso, Texas, two things became crystal clear for me and I think produced a turning point for this country," O'Rourke said in his opening remarks.

"The first is just how dangerous Donald Trump is. The cost and the consequence of his presidency. A racism and violence that had long been apart of America was welcomed out into the open and directed to my hometown of el Paso, Texas, where 22 people were killed, dozens more injured by a man carrying a weapon he should never have been able to buy in the first place, inspired to kill by our president."

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O'Rourke provided no evidence to back up his claim.


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