Unwilling to lift responsibility for anything.
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On Monday morning, President Trump set part of the blame for the horrific mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend on one of his well-liked targets: the records media.

Trump’s accusation is no longer fully off nefarious, if examined in a decided light. Fox Files, the apt-cruise outlet of different for the the president, has consistently peddled the form of racist theories that the suspected El Paso gunman expounded on in a manifesto he posted minutes earlier than killing 20 of us at a Walmart on Saturday. However that’s doubtlessly no longer the phase of the click Trump had in mind in conjunction with his tweet.

Trump’s comprise incendiary rhetoric about immigration and the click modified into as soon as echoed by the suspected killer, and as Twitter customers pointed out, the wording of the president’s Monday tweet modified into as soon as no longer dissimilar to passages in it.

In one other tweet Monday morning, Trump implied that he modified into as soon as attracted to strengthening the nation’s flimsy background-test licensed guidelines — a longtime aim of congressional Democrats — but very top if that legislation had been paired with definite-to-be-hard immigration restrictions, a condition that can design any negotiation inconceivable.

On Sunday, Trump knowledgeable journalists that his administration had already accomplished “plenty” on weapons — presumably referring to the administration’s banning of bump stocks — but that “perchance” extra wished to be accomplished.

Trump on Shootings: Blame Media, Jog Immigration Agenda