While covering the El Paso, Texas rally opposing President Donald Trump’s racism, MSNBC noted former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) both gave profound speeches that called out the racism of the president and called for the country to listen to their better angels.
When President Barack Obama was in office, he would attend church services, vigils, comfort family of victims, and support survivors. Trump, by contrast, treated his Ohio event like a campaign rally, posting photos of Trump supporters worshiping him.
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace said that today’s event seemed like it “was all about the size of your — whatever — hands” than it was about the victims.
Former Justice Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller noted that the nation is “reeling” from these mass shootings and are desperate for someone capable of helping them heal.
“The nation is reeling from these tragedies — these communities and the entire nation is,” Miller said. “They’re looking to see what it is that has gone wrong. What is the problem here? What is the problem we need to solve? What Joe Biden said today, the problem is Donald Trump. It’s not just [that] there’s a scourge of racism and white supremacy around the country that’s leading to an increase in hate crimes. It’s the leader of this country [that] sits in the office and fans those flames and encourages those racists and uses the same language when carrying out these attacks.”
He noted that it was one of Biden’s most important speeches because the contrast between him and Trump were stark.
“I think it’s the most important speech he’s given so far in his, and when you contrast the way the president is behaving on this trip, his Tweets from Air Force One attacking not just Joe Biden but elected officials in Ohio who were there, showing up and not giving a public speech but showing up behind closed it’s important he saw the victims and I’m glad he did it but that’s not enough,” Mille explained. “He needs to be the person that brings the country together. But he can’t bring the country together because he’s the one that tore it apart in the first place.”
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WATCH: ‘Hero’ walks into middle of Proud Boys protest and says ‘f*ck you’ to each of them
A man became a hero to the internet over the weekend after he was captured on video saying "f*ck you" to members of a group of conservative protesters known as Proud Boys.
In a video that appeared to be from Saturday's protests in Portland, a man can be seen walking into a group of right-wing demonstrators.
"F*ck you," the man says, pointing at an apparent Proud Boys member.
"F*ck you," the man says again as he points at another member of the group.
The man then repeats the process over and over, pointing out a member of the Proud Boys each time. He did make an exception for a dog, which he described as "cool."
GOPer Joni Ernst booed and peppered with questions about guns at tense Iowa town hall
In videos uploaded to Twitter, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) received a chorus of boos and shouts from a town hall crowd after she tried to blame mass shootings on mental health issues, with one person shouting, "Do something!"
According to a report from Iowa Starting Line, the embattled Iowa Senator whose approval numbers have dropped, due in part to President Donald Trump, was pressed by one local teacher about changing gun laws so she can get back to the job she was hired for.
Trump is the nightmare from which we can’t wake up
Every morning we wake up and the nightmare that is Donald Trump seems to go on. Most nightmares, even recurring ones, eventually come to an end. We must hope this one will eventually end as well.
As a columnist, it’s difficult to keep writing about what seems to be the same thing over and over — Trump being a racist, homophobic, sexist pig. Then he, his family or someone in the administration does something else that boggles the mind. Last week, he retweeted a conspiracy theory that the Clintons were responsible for Jeffrey Epstein’s death. Every time you think he can’t sink lower he does.