Much of the good history our Democracy has put in the world, is on the verge of being wiped out by millions of white people who have hidden their religious agenda from the folks they declare their enemy – in the name of Jesus!
Neither President, it is painfully clear, can solve the problem of gun violence or racism in the United States, but it is in the aftermath of mass shootings like those in Ohio and Texas that the difference between America’s last President and its current one is most jarringly clear.
And while many Democrats want to lay blame for a racist’s rampage at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, at President Donald Trump’s feet — since police said they found an anti-immigrant document espousing white nationalist and racist views, which they believe was written by the suspect there — it is also true that racist shootings came before Trump, a point Trump was quick to point out Tuesday.
Former President Barack Obama broke his self-imposed political silence for an obliquely worded but directly aimed statement calling out his successor, issuing a four paragraph statement condemning racism and leaders who foster it.
“We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments,” he wrote in the statement, a rare break from his pledge to give Trump room to lead the country.
Obama did not name Trump, but there was zero mystery about who he was criticizing when he said Americans should reject leaders who “demonize those who don’t look like us, or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as sub-human, or imply that America belongs to just one certain type of people.”