Following a pair of tragic shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, last weekend, Democratic presidential candidates and liberal lawmakers quickly rallied to blame President Trump.
They alleged Trump’s language and actions he has taken in office has emboldened those who wished to carry out these sorts of violent attacks.
Several Democratic presidential candidates including Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Beto O’Rourke, and Julian Castro said Trump was to blame for those who were killed. Democratic front-runner Joe Biden and Kamala Harris stopped just short of saying Trump was to blame, however, dodging questions on the matter.
During an interview on Fox News Radio, former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile said these attempts to blame the president are nothing more than empty sound bites and attempts to swipe the president—and that he was not to blame for the violence.
Western Journal reports Fox News host Guy Benson opened the discussion, saying: “Biden was specifically asked to call or was pressed basically to call President Trump a white supremacist. He declined to do so. He said I’m not going to go there you’re trying to pull that particular sound bite out of me.”
He continued: “Kamala Harris sort of dodged that same question, other people like Elizabeth Warren saying, ‘absolutely yes. Donald Trump is a white supremacist.’ What’s your take on that question and how Democratic candidates are responding to it?”
“This conversation about race and racism, domestic terrorism, white supremacy, white nationalism, it is that I am profoundly saddened as an American,” Brazile answered via the report.
“The reason why [they are blaming Trump] is to point fingers and play the so-called blame game. President Trump had nothing to do with the maniac, and I’m being gracious here, the maniac who shot up a Walmart store. He had nothing to do with the person who shot up, you know, the bar in Dayton,” she added.
Brazile claimed: “This is unbecoming of a country. The president of United States, you know, should not be blamed for, you know, these individual killers.”
She continued, via the Western Journal:
Brazile went on to say that “what we have to hold each other responsible for is our tone. We all have to set a tone.”
“We need to set a tone for our kids for our future for the values that we share as Americans. And, you know, we like these gotcha questions. Hey, are you a racist or you — I don’t like that,” Brazile said.
“I’m black, yes I’m black. That’s who I am, but that’s not everything. You don’t know anything else about me other than the color of my skin. That’s not how we should do it.”