2020 Dems Say Donald Trump’s Rhetoric Shares Blame For Shootings | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

2020 Dems Say Donald Trump’s Rhetoric Shares Blame For Shootings | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC 1


President Trump is deflecting criticism and condemning the mass shootings that occurred over the weekend, but instead of being asked what actions he plans to make, some are asking: did his words contribute to the carnage? Stephanie Ruhle analyzes the president’s rhetoric amid all of this tragedy. Weighing in: Washington Post Bureau Chief Philip Rucker, PBS Newshour National Correspondent Amna Nawaz, former Deputy Labor Secretary under President Obama Chris Lu, the Storm Lake Times’ Art Cullen, journalist Ron Fournier, and New York Times op-ed columnist Bret Stephens.
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2020 Dems Say Donald Trump’s Rhetoric Shares Blame For Shootings | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

86 Comments on "2020 Dems Say Donald Trump’s Rhetoric Shares Blame For Shootings | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. Scupa Dilly Dilly | August 5, 2019 at 4:32 PM | Reply

    Impeach him on many counts of abuse..

  2. Doug Thomson | August 5, 2019 at 4:37 PM | Reply

    This man would cheer on Hitler if the man smiled at him. He is a narcissist. An empathetic response is impossible for him because he has no emotions apart from rage, but only then if he feels thwarted or criticized. The GOP indeed has become a cult.

    Regardless, this is just another round of talk, talk, talk. Your Supreme Court gave the Super Packs, Business and ghouls like the NRA the right to donate as much money to any political campaign they want to donate. The only way to change anything is to severely limit the money that can be spent by any political campaign. The money corrupts absolutely.

    • Swissffun Nani | August 5, 2019 at 11:25 PM | Reply

      Trump bragged gleefully in the 80s-90s to tabloids and even in a huge spread in Vanity Fair that the only book he owns or read is The collected speaches of Adolf Hitler. Confirmed by Ivana Trump and the man who gave The book to Trump! That is not a joke. Look it up, Trump was telling that to the press all over NYC with pride! The only book he read!

  3. Good Lord. These people are sick and twisted. Look at them laugh and cheer.

  4. Maybe he’d be stronger in his condemnation if the shooter was taking a knee in peaceful protest?

    • @Henry Teague one of the biggest problems with racism is them brainwashing their kids. Another thing with racist is they are weak very weak and they hide like rats. If racism is the right way you should be proud and be open about being a racist but they know it’s wrong and they are weak little rats.

    • If at work the boss tells me I can”t protest or wear a I”m with her T-Shirt, or a MAGA hat, while I”m on the clock in their employment, because it is against that companies policy, and I do so anyway, then The Boss has the right to sack me for breaking company policy. Yes people have a right to peacefully protest “on their on time” And companies have a right to establish policies that they feel would hurt the company,corporation,business ect. All that was needed, was for all of the NFL team owners to establish policies that would counter any type and form of protest, and if you do so you are sacked, And have written into the multimillion dollar contract NFL players sign a line that states if you are sacked for reasons of protesting while on company time then have a 6 year or 10 year no compete clause where they cant just go and sign up with another NFL team.

    • Beachdudeca Your Dumb log off

  5. Andreas Venizelou | August 5, 2019 at 4:42 PM | Reply

    You can have gun control and still have guns. We do it in Australia. Your second amendment is just that an ammendement it can be ammended again to mirror 21st Century.

    • @Kangaroo Kush Which will price a lot of them out of the market.

    • @Make Racists Afraid Again define “weapon of war”. and as you should know an american citizen has the right to “keep and bear arms”. arms, as defined in merriam webster, is “a means (such as a weapon) of offense or defense”. the 2nd amendment does not state what “arms” an individual can or cannot have. it may be in your opinion that no american citizen has no right to own a “weapon of war”, but our constitution states that we can bear arms, and if it is a weapon of war and not on any ban/illegal list, then an individual has every right to own the weapon regardless of how you try to describe it.

    • andreas venizelou, respectfully can you get off of your australian high horse. Darwin shooting June 2019 – 4 people died; one injured (mass shooting), Osmington shooting May 2018 – 7 died (mass shooting), Sydney hostage Dec 2014 – 3 died; 1 injured (mass shooting)…then there are plenty of other mass killings such as Bedford Sept 2018 – 5 people fatally stabbed, Ellenbrook July 2018 – 3 fatally stabbed, and then mass killings with arson and gassings. just because you guys banned guns and have gun laws does not mean you stopped the mass killings. you guys just changed how evil individuals carry out their acts. stop acting like guns are the problem, and the only solution is to have strict gun laws and bans. no matter the amendment is amended to, mass killings will still happen. take away guns and people will find another way. Europe is another example of a multitude of different mass killings. idk what the solution is, but as history has already shown bans and strict gun laws does not stop crime, violence, or mass killings.

  6. Danyal Kazmi | August 5, 2019 at 4:43 PM | Reply

    Stochastic terror – look it up. Trump needs to be far more self-aware about the impact of his words and act accordingly. We grade this man on a curve, but his toxicity and divisiveness needs to be called out

    • Danyal Kazmi I would argue that the sociopath Trump is well aware of the effects of his stochastic terrorism. As always he projects the blame onto the “hateful and unfair” media for these mass shooters. Trump may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but make no mistake, he is a master with all the dirty tricks (relevant to human nature) to manipulate people to do his bidding. Trump is very strong in the most vilest aspects of human nature, which is great for a fascist dictator to control people, but not so good for American people wanting to live in a sane and compassionate country. It’s well beyond calling out Trump’s toxicity. He needs to be impeached ASAP.

    • needs to be what? ..you people are in a come, he’s clearly asking for violence since his presidential campaign.

    • Trevor McKenna-Williams | August 6, 2019 at 10:11 AM | Reply

      @LAST CALL No there killing people moron

  7. Just look at his face on the still of this post, and then the faces in the crowd behind him. Looks like a white supremacists rally to me.

    • TheSandman714 xx | August 5, 2019 at 6:37 PM | Reply

      @ a barker yea man a white supremacist rally led by an Orange person 😂 no no but in all seriousness Trump needs to get a reality check 👊 the guy is a clown.

    • william fortune | August 6, 2019 at 1:55 AM | Reply

      a. barker Oh he knows exactly what he’s doing, Adolf Hitler used the same tactics at his rallies to incite hatred of the Jews and just like Hilters followers they sign up for the ‘cause’

    • KKK rally

    • @william fortune Well, the jews kind of played a huge role in their own troubles, but believe what you wish.

  8. Progressive Humanist | August 5, 2019 at 4:43 PM | Reply

    45* has literally spewed racial hatred thousands of times, over decades. OF COURSE he is directly responsible for our growing Far Right White Supremacism Terrorism. Sometimes these people even quote him!

    • Beyond Compare | August 5, 2019 at 10:21 PM | Reply

      Progressive Humanist Lucifer 20/20

    • Yeah I always thought Obama spewed racial hatred during all the racial attacks while he was president. Thank God we got rid of Obama.

    • Rubbish. The fact that this incident has 24/7 coverage, and black urban crime (rampant for decades), American (and israeli) bombing and illegal invasion/occupation of dozens of countries (with attendant millions of deaths and disabling injuries) goes unnoticed, proves again that the media has stymied your feeble brains and minds.

  9. Those people in the crowd cheering on Trump, should be ashamed.

    • birdsofafeather 1 | August 6, 2019 at 8:30 AM | Reply

      @oldrrocr ha, why can’t anyone see that koolaid is being served on both sides. Wake up everyone. They are all against we the people

    • @Jon DGAF Why? bc they promote violence against other human beings while they take their young kids to these rallies? i just don’t get how someone can sleep at night wishing hate on others.

    • @Lore Bay It’s really sad to see this to be honest. Those rallies are nothing but hate speech against a community. Then they act surprise when a nut job goes and does things that Trump promotes.

    • Nyet MyPresident | August 6, 2019 at 8:51 AM | Reply

      @support your local antifa – no… ALL Trump supporters are racists… because if you support a racist as president, it qualifies you by default.

    • birdsofafeather 1 | August 6, 2019 at 9:09 AM | Reply

      @Lore Bay seriously? They are not

  10. Pablo Porfirio | August 5, 2019 at 4:52 PM | Reply

    The GOP wants to label Dems as Socialist so Dems should label Reps as a hate group.

    • Pablo Porfirio Love it….hate group

    • Benoti Sanchez | August 6, 2019 at 10:47 AM | Reply

      Fail: dems in congress openly support socialism: no republican supports white nationalists… plus, there’s no proof that the shooter was a republican.

      Epic fail.

    • Benoti Sanchez | August 6, 2019 at 10:51 AM | Reply

      Tracy Rowe lies. No switch ever happened. In 1964 the racist dems voted for Goldwater because he opposed the civil rights act. But Goldwater has supported black rights legislation when he was senator. The difference was the civil rights act at that time was unconstitutional. The racist dems thought Goldwater supported them but he clearly didn’t. The next election in 1968, the racist dems abandoned the Republican Party. Next two elections they were voting dems again.

      Go read more and stop spreading leftist lies.

    • @David Webb George Washington was a Federalist! The Federalist Party opposed the Democratic-Republican Party (formally known as the Republican Party) ! Lincoln was the first Republican president.

    • Dems have Been doing it for ever..

  11. Trump and his supporters have blood on their hands

  12. Richard Williams | August 5, 2019 at 5:02 PM | Reply

    This excuse for a POTUS creates a toxic environment with his racist tweets and his outlandish rallies where his devoted followers just blindly chant in agreement with ANYTHING he says!! SHAMEFULL

  13. it’s ludicrous to suggest Trump’s words are not at the center of this hate!!!

  14. New Horizons | August 5, 2019 at 5:09 PM | Reply

    Walmarts have cameras everywhere. Even in parking lots.

  15. Ed Catanzaro | August 5, 2019 at 5:15 PM | Reply

    Trump doesn’t pull the trigger but GIVES the BULLETS to the nutbags.

    • @Your Nanna TRUMP 2020! Bet on it! 🇺🇲👊🏼 #kag

    • @Robert Taylor 🤣👏👏👏
      Because he was a Politician! Trump is not….he’s a American businessman that loves his country…and not afraid to tell you how it is…in real words! Stay Left..we don’t need you!

    • M&P Shield Obama didn’t base his presidency on getting rid of Immigrants which is exactly why The Shooting in El Paso took place . Trump needs to be Lynched

  16. Patricia Ray | August 5, 2019 at 5:18 PM | Reply

    Trump has more gas on the Fire. He doesn’t help the people of the United States of America, he divides it.

  17. Alt-Right Gun Nuts with assault weapons and an Orange Buffoon with a megaphone urging them on, what could possibly go wrong…………?

    • What about the blacks endlessly shooting, raping, and maiming each other across the entire nation? That is a huge body count! That has been a problem for a LONG time. Or is it okay? Can’t pin it on a scapegoat?

    • John Willetts | August 6, 2019 at 7:21 AM | Reply

      From U.K. Do I think that Criminals will give up their guns? YES. Here the minimum sentence for anyone with an unlicensed gun is 10 years. A criminal caught with a gun, is going to prison for a very long time, just for carrying. Effective gun control starts with making criminals fear being caught with a gun.

    • John Willetts | August 6, 2019 at 7:24 AM | Reply

      Our regular cops don’t carry guns, because regular criminals are afraid to carry.

    • birdlynn hubbard | August 6, 2019 at 8:01 AM | Reply

      @Trish Lyons Well, thanks to you, the country is the way it is voting Republican.

  18. My Fellow Americans, Enough Is Enough…Remove Trump From Office Before He Removes Us from Earth….My heart aches for El Paso and Dayton.

  19. Olle Lundström | August 5, 2019 at 5:29 PM | Reply

    Tramp is the ENEMY NUMBER ONE to USA and the whole world!

    • @Lucky Me Thaaaat’s soooooo offeeeeeensiiiiiveband you’rrrrre a raaaaaciiist.everyone’s a raaacist in their own way, you’re racist,a racist, oh yeaah hey hey.RAAAAAAACIIIIIIIst.

    • Actually the demon infested democrat party, their supporters and protectors are that.

    • Mohamed Ezzat | August 6, 2019 at 1:17 AM | Reply

      @Mary Roberts I’m afraid miss I do only wear a condom, are you comfortable with that?!!!!

    • Hector Button 🤣🤣🤣you must be Trump (undercover)🤣🤣🤣

  20. I can’t even listen to trumps voice anymore. It makes me sick 🤢

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