Low-polling White House hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, exploited the victims of a mass shooting in El Paso over the weekend by blaming President Trump, declared on social media that the tragedy was “an act of terror inspired by your racism.”
O’Rourke had accused the President of having “given people permission” for mass murder, sounding like the “Third Reich,” “reveling” in hatred and racism, and being unfit to unite the country. He also described Trump supporters as “complicit” in mass murder.
Trump shot back on social media: “Beto (phony name to indicate Hispanic heritage) O’Rourke, who is embarrassed by my last visit to the Great State of Texas, where I trounced him, and is now even more embarrassed by polling at 1% in the Democrat Primary, should respect the victims & law enforcement – & be quiet!” Trump tweeted.
“Twenty-two people in my hometown are dead after an act of terror inspired by your racism. El Paso will not be quiet and neither will I,” replied O’Rourke.
A recent poll showed that a majority of Texas Democrats want him to drop out of the 2020 primary and run for the Senate instead.