Byron York wrote a fascinating piece about the El Paso shooter’s manifesto and the people in the media and on the Left (same difference) using it to blame Trump for the tragic shooting. He also asked one very important question.
The El Paso shooter manifesto is the basis for the charge that the killings were inspired by President Trump. That charge has received enormous news coverage. But has anyone actually read the manifesto? https://t.co/vDAlSncZuN
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 8, 2019
From the Washington Examiner:
Crusius ended the manifesto by saying he expected to be killed in the attack he would allegedly carry out on Saturday. As it turned out, the shooter was not, and he is now behind bars, charged with killing 22 people and wounding 26 others. He said his actions would be misunderstood as being tied to Trump.
“My ideology has not changed for several years,” Crusius wrote. “My opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Trump and his campaign for president. I [am] putting this here because some people will blame the President or certain presidential candidates for the attack. This is not the case. I know that the media will probably call me a white supremacist anyway and blame Trump’s rhetoric. The media is infamous for fake news. Their reaction to this attack will likely just confirm that.”
That was the only time Trump appeared in the manifesto, and it appears clear that Crusius borrowed his “fake news” characterization of the news media from the president.
“I know that the media will probably call me a white supremacist anyway and blame Trump's rhetoric. The media is infamous for fake news. Their reaction to this attack will likely just confirm that."
The psycho called it
— Bryan Jones (@bpjauburn) August 8, 2019
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to predict how the media will react to a crisis or tragedy, especially if they think they can hurt Trump and/or his supporters.
it's amazing the media and Dems have been able to pick and choose which parts his manifest they want to use and toss other parts, questioning their own policies, aside.
— Gianbattista (@gbtiepolo1) August 8, 2019
Amazing, no. Predictable, yes.
I started reading it but I couldn’t get through it because it read like the petty ravings of a very sick mind. Trump is NOT in that Manifesto. Dems just want it to be there soooo badly.
— john (@john77994979) August 8, 2019
Democrats blaming Trump for El Paso is just as silly as Republicans blaming Warren for Dayton.
The monsters who pulled the trigger are responsible.
Not sure why this is so hard for some to understand.
No but msm would have us believe 45 mailed him the gun.
— Madame Queen (@annbellipanni) August 8, 2019
It’s a crazy mess. That is all.
— AusTexican (@AusTexican) August 8, 2019
And that’s the real truth.