By Townhall. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) told CNN Friday that he believed President Trump’s “rhetoric” may have played a part in the horrific shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that left 49 dead.
“Words have consequences like saying we have an invasion on our border and talking about people as though they were different in some fatal way,” Blumenthal said. “I think that the public discourse from the president on down is a factor in some of these actions.”
“We know that at the very pinnacle of power in our own country, people are talking about ‘good people on both sides,'” he added, referencing comments that President Trump made about the 2017 violence in Charlottesvillle, Virginia that left one woman dead.
I have now spent more time in Vietnam than Da Nang Dick Blumenthal, the third rate Senator from Connecticut (how is Connecticut doing?). His war stories of his heroism in Vietnam were a total fraud – he was never even there. We talked about it today with Vietnamese leaders!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 27, 2019
(Read more from “Blumenthal’s Hot Take on the New Zealand Shootings Is Even More Shameful Than AOC’s” HERE)
U.S. President Donald Trump Denounces ‘Act of Hate’ in Christchurch Mosque Shooting
By Jonathan Lemire. US President Donald Trump sent condolences on Friday to the victims of the New Zealand mosque massacre, and the White House issued a statement denouncing the “vicious act of hate.”
The president tweeted on Friday that his “warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured.”
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders went further in denouncing the shooter’s actions, with a statement that said the “United States strongly condemns the attack in Christchurch. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate.” (Read more from “US President Donald Trump Denounces ‘Act of Hate’ in Christchurch Mosque Shooting” HERE)