Dem accuses Trump of creating a “culture of incivility” where people can “go off the rails”
June 27, 2017
MSNBC is STILL giving air time to Democrats who are pushing the talking point that President Trump is to blame for the shooting of Republican representative Steve Scalise earlier this month by an unhinged Bernie Sanders supporter.
In a segment on MSNBC’s “All In,” Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison told host Chris Hayes that the President’s rhetoric was to blame for the shooting.
Ellison accused Trump of creating a “culture of incivility” where people can “go off the rails.”
Ellison also accused Trump of fueling some of the “ugliest, most pernicious elements in our society.”
“There are folks who want to make the connection between that rhetoric and violence as well, and I wonder if you feel like it applies in both directions, or is the president doing something unique?” Hayes asked Ellison.
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The Democrat replied “What I think is when the president says ‘punch them in the face,’ ‘carry them out in a stretcher,’ he creates a culture of incivility which sort of lets anybody who’s loosely hinged to reality just sort of go off the rails.”
When Hayes pointed out that Trump made those comments a year ago while campaigning, not while in office, Ellison responded “Yeah, he did, but he has not really renounced them in office, either.”
“I know Steve Scalise, and I pray for his family every day, but I will tell you that the head of state ought to counsel civility, ought to tell people that we’re not going to allow problems to be solved with guns and with street violence, and that’s what the president should be doing.” Ellison exclaimed.
in the days following the targeted shooting of Republicans, MSNBC aired programming that explicitly blamed Trump for the incident.
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