Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by Paul Baumgartner.
In 1952, Paul Harvey said, “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything you have.”
On August 5 at 1:48 p.m., a text from Move On Dot Org was broadcast to millions of people. It said, “White supremacist violence is emboldened by Trump and enabled by GOP. El Paso is just the latest.” Patrick Crusius allegedly killed 22 people and injured another 24 people at a Walmart the day before in El Paso, Texas. The information on this had been unfolding since August 3 on ABC, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and Fox. Up to this time there had only been reports of the physical facts of the case. It wasn’t until after the Move On Dot Org message that individuals in the press and political sphere started linking this case to Donald Trump. Beto O’Rourke, slammed the media for what he saw as a failure to “connect the dots” between President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and the El Paso, Texas, mass shooting. Other political opponents of Trump including Corey Booker and Adam Schiff also linked this shooting to Trump.
IT CASCADED FROM THERE
It cascaded from there. There were more news stories about 2020 Democratic contenders for the Presidential race, not just condemning Trump for his rhetoric, but outright calling him a “white supremacist.” Then more of the 2020 candidates chimed in. Elizabeth Warren said, “The president has embraced white nationalists. He has encouraged white nationalists.” Kamala Harris said, “We have a president of the United States who has embraced white nationalism.” Bernie Sanders said, “It gives me no pleasure to say this, but I think all of the evidence out there suggests that we have a president who is a racist, who is a xenophobe, who appeals and is trying to appeal to white nationalism.” These statements aired on ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, and CNN. They are the front page articles on their websites and also on newspapers like the Washington Post, New York Times, and Huffington Post. Associated Press tried to link a creed found online to Crusius, then use that try and link the racism in that creed to Trump, even though the creed itself denied being influenced by Trump and there was nothing to link this document to Crusius.