“He has given aid and comfort to white supremacists,” Warren added. “He’s done the wink and a nod. He has talked about white supremacists as fine people. He’s done everything he can to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country.”
Warren, along with her fellow presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, have become more straightforward in their condemnations of Trump’s behavior—an attitude that has been stoked by the president’s response to this past weekend’s mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, as well as his referral to immigration as an “invasion” (a sentiment that the El Paso shooter mirrored in a manifesto he posted online prior to the attack).
“He’s been clear who he wants to keep out with walls and cages as militarization and torture and cruelty. Again, we in El Paso have borne the brunt of all of that but we in El Paso are standing up to all of that and I have never been more proud of this community than I have in this moment,” O’Rourke told MSNBC.
To which Trump responded:
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
Vermont Senator and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has also gone on record calling Trump a white nationalist and white supremacist, as well as candidate Pete Buttigieg. Hopefully, the rest of the candidates will follow their lead in calling Donald Trump what he is.