In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “Cuomo Prime Time”, Beto O’Rourke made sure to pull the race card right off the bat.
He argued that President Donald Trump can’t be allowed to “get off scot-free” for his years of allegedly “racist” actions just because he delivered a speech in which he resoundingly condemned white supremacy.
The former congressman implored journalists to “connect those dots” between Trump’s rhetoric and alleged attacks on minority communities.
O’Rourke told Chris Cuomo that Trump is “the most racist President we’ve had since perhaps Andrew Johnson, in another age and another century, and he is responsible for the hatred and the violence that we’re seeing right now.”
O’Rourke added that he “cannot leave that just to me to say that. It’s got to be you, and those who are helping this country understand what is happening in our name, to connect those dots of these actions that can seem unconnected or disparate or random or just strange.”
He continued his accusations against Trump: “They’re all of a pattern, and they all follow what this President has said from that maiden speech when he ran for the highest office of the land.”
The perpetrator of the Walmart massacre wrote a memo filled with rants expressing racist and environmental totalitarian sentiments.
The former congressman from El Paso claims that this memo’s language is similar to what Trump has used on the campaign trail and throughout his presidency.
“The words that he was using were many of the same words the President had been using,” O’Rourke declared. “We cannot allow him to get off scot-free just because he gave a speech here today.
He concluded by saying that “We cannot let him get off without any complicity or justice or accountability, given what he has made possible here. There has to be — there has to be — justice at the end of the day.”
The El Paso native has fully exploited this shooting, which has put him back in the spotlight after weeks of floundering in the polls during the 2020 Democratic Party primaries.
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