Sunday on MSNBC’s Weekends, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed Donald Trump for inspiring the stabbing attack at a New York synagogue over the weekend, claiming the President has “normalized” hate.
“For the last three years in this country the forces of hate have been unleashed, and we see more and more violence associated with those hateful impulses…” De Blasio said. “Unfortunately, that trend is growing, that form of extremism… But let’s be honest, the last three years everything has changed. Once hate gets normalized, it spreads like wildfire, and it takes a more violent form, and we’ve got to stop it now before we end up making the wrong kind of history.
“It’s not a time for a partisan discussion, but it is a time to say some of the most hateful speech is emanating from Washington, D.C.,” he added, getting partisan.
De Blasio singled out white supremacists, though the synagogue stabbing suspect is black, and Trump is the most pro-Jewish president in American history.