Donald Trump Supporters Rebuke Ties Between New Zealand White Supremacist Shooter and US President

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Donald Trump Supporters Rebuke Ties Between New Zealand White Supremacist Shooter and US President

American supporters of President Donald Trump littered social media with posts condemning accusations tying the president’s so-called anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric to Friday’s capturing at two New Zealand mosques. 

The president’s supporters on Twitter, Facebook and the vastly widespread r/thedonald subreddit lashed out towards U.S. critics who have been fast to put partial blame on Trump following the white supremacist’s Friday assault that killed no less than 49 individuals in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Council on American-Islamic Relation (CAIR) issued a scathing assertion within the wake of the assault saying Trump’s presidency has been “able to normalize Islamophobia” worldwide. Pundits and journalists pointed to the alleged shooter’s rambling 74-page manifesto, which cited Trump and American extremism as a motivating issue behind the lethal assault.

Trump supporters defended the president towards accusations from Muslim rights teams, Hollywood celebrities and influential journalists, predicting inside minutes of New Zealand media experiences that the president would finally be blamed for the incident practically 9,000 miles from Washington. Journalist Shaun King, actress Mia Farrow and Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined an enormous refrain of Trump critics inserting blame for the assault squarely on Trump’s ideology and “hateful rhetoric against Muslims” even because the president and several other members of his administration condemned the “horrific” assault.

Donald Trump Supporters Rebuke Ties Between New Zealand White Supremacist Shooter and US President American supporters of Donald Trump littered social media with posts condemning accusations tying the president’s so-called anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric to Friday’s capturing at two New Zealand mosques. Screenshot: Mark Levin Facebook web page

“Twitter is a hateful s***show and too many are happy this happened so they can wrongly and stupidly disparage President Trump and conservatives,” reads the highest r/thedonald reply disparaging the a whole lot of replies to the president’s Friday tweet. “Listening to #SenRichardBlumenthal twisting himself and the facts to blame @realDonaldTrump for the deadly #MosqueAttack in New Zealand on the other side of the world. Trump-haters like him have no shame or filter,” tweeted Fox News persona Geraldo Rivera.

Many Trump supporters argued the unfastened connection between the U.S. president and the New Zealand capturing is extra of a conspiracy concept than provable logic.

“You would have to do some serious mental gymnastics to blame a US president for a terrorist act on the other side of the planet,” reads a high r/thedonald post with a whole lot of upvotes.

“If you blame Trump, Candace Owens, or PewDiePie for “inspiring” the evil psychopath, then it’s important to blame the Beatles for uplifting Charles Manson. (He particularly stated their White Album impressed his murders, which he hoped would spark a race battle too),” tweeted Mark Dice, a preferred conservative media pundit, referencing the alleged shooter’s point out of Owens.

Other supporters of Trump took the chance to mock New Zealand’s gun legal guidelines, that are more strict than these within the United States, for “allowing” the capturing to occur — a frequent critique made after U.S. shootings. However, the alleged shooter was from Australia, which has stricter gun legal guidelines than each international locations. “New Zealand needs stricter gun control, oh wait a minute! They do! Yet another example why Gun Control DOES NOT WORK!” reads a high Facebook remark with greater than 1,000 likes in conservative Mark Levin’s web page.

Donald Trump Supporters Rebuke Ties Between New Zealand White Supremacist Shooter and US President American supporters of Donald Trump littered social media with posts condemning accusations tying the president’s so-called anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric to Friday’s capturing at two New Zealand mosques. Screenshot: Mark Levin Facebook web page

But Trump’s critics within the U.S. have doubled down on the president’s connection to the lethal mass capturing of Muslims.

“It is no secret Trump campaigned on white supremacist ideology, on division and fear,” CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad stated in a public assertion Friday. “He campaigned against immigrants, Mexicans, against African-Americans, against women, against Muslims. Muslims have received the lion’s share of his attacks. During your presidency and during your election campaign, Islamophobia took a sharp rise and attacks on innocent Muslims, innocent immigrants and mosques have skyrocketed. Your words matter. Your policies matter.”

Trump deleted an ominous tweet touting how “tough” his supporters are as information of the capturing started showing on-line, drawing further flak from his critics Friday.

Journalist Shaun King pushed again towards Trump supporters making an attempt to play the position of sufferer in a tweet Friday: “Don’t you tell me I’m politicizing this massacre of Muslims in New Zealand. The massacre was overtly political. The murderer said as much – literally in 65 different ways. And he said he was inspired by Trump & how Trump has brought white people together for a common cause.”

Authorities in New Zealand have described the alleged shooter in custody as “an extreme right-wing white supremacist.” He was arrested Friday after having fled the scene of the capturing which was broadcast dwell on-line.

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