WH: ‘Outrageous’ To Say Trump Rhetoric Incites Violence After CA Synagogue Attack

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During an interview with “Fox and Friends” on Monday morning, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders rebuffed questions about whether the President’s rhetoric incites violence.

When asked about conservative commentator Matt Dowd’s remarks over the weekend — that President Trump needs to understand how his rhetoric “inflame a part of what is going on in America” — Sanders called the insinuation “outrageous.”

“I don’t think anything could be further from the truth,” she said. “The President has condemned not only this act, but all acts of evil and hatred and racism and bigotry and we will continue to do that. And again, this is an outrageous statement and something that is a complete misrepresentation of who the President is.”

The remarks follow yet another deadly attack at a synagogue in recent months, when a gunman opened fire at a place of worship in California on Saturday, killing one and injuring others. Just six months ago, 11 were killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

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  1. Trump and his enablers are ‘reality challenged’ and ‘corrupt.’

  2. If she has to do a week in purgatory for every lie she tells it’s going to be a very long visit.

  3. I suppose I should be glad this issue of Trump’s stochastic encouragement of white nationalist terrorism is slowly breaking through, but yesterday’s morning shows were another predictable disappointment. They should’ve had a 15 min segment highlighting the connections between Trump’s rhetoric, his fandom among the white nats, and these attacks. Instead, Meghan McCain, who is not Jewish and is not knowledgeable, goes after Ilhan Omar.

  4. Avatar for nemo nemo says:

    I smell real weakness here. Democrats should not hesitate to say that Trump is inciting hatred and extremism in the country. Put it another way: somebody is going to get blamed for this, and it will be Democrats unless they take a step forward.

  5. P> resident Trump needs to understand how his rhetoric “inflame a part of what is going on in America” — Sanders called the insinuation “outrageous.”

    If sarah calls it outrageous you can be certain it’s true. but from her point of view it’s justified because the abomination is only calling on his patriotic supporters to attack the enemies of fascism.

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