Former Texan MP Beto O’Rourke blamed Trump for inciting mass shootings. “Not only does he [Trump] tolerate it, he encourages it.” O’Rourke was interviewed on CNN.
Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey, agreed with O’Rourke. Trump is “responsible because he stirs fears, hatred and fanaticism,” he said. Trump is driven by “white racism”, he said, mimicking another candidate for Democratic presidential nomination, Pete Buttigieg from Indiana. White terrorism is “approved at the highest levels,” said Buttigieg.
Attorney for the Western District of Texas, said on Sunday that federal authorities were investigating the incident as an act of “domestic terrorism”.
But the 21-year-old alleged perpetrator, Patrick Crusius, might not have acted alone. A reporter from the Washington Examiner tweeted that there had been other shooters, confirming several eyewitness accounts.
I didn’t hear any reporters at the press conference ask officials why the Walmart in Socorro, NM, was closed down and monitored by police all yesterday. That question is key to getting answers on a connected threat they were tracking and possible other suspect.
— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) August 4, 2019
Finally an update: on Saturday, a law enf official in El Paso told me a 2nd shooter suspect was killed.
Official just told me police detained an armed man at Walmart they thought was an accomplice. The person was cleared/released, not wounded.
Not clear why he was marked “dead”
— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) August 5, 2019
In the El Paso shooting, where multiple shooters were reported, the FBI “moved in for the cover-up” reported Infowars. The social media page of the shooter was altered within hours after the shooting to show him not as a registered Democrat but as a Republican.
A long rambling “manifesto” also appeared within hours of the shooting.
Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her condolences with the victims. “The cruelty and abomination of these deeds deeply upsets us all,” she wrote in a telegram to Trump, according to AFP.
The second killer from Dayton, Ohio, the 24-year-old Connor Betts, according to the heavy.com portal, was a Democrat, Satanist and convinced Socialist. “I want socialism and I will not wait for these idiots to start understanding,” he said in one of his tweets.
Authorities confirmed that Betts, from Bellbrook, Ohio, donned body armor and a mask before shooting and killing 9 people outside a Dayton bar, including his own sister. At least 27 people were injured. Betts was shot dead by the police.
Betts’ now-deleted Twitter account had over 10 000 tweets, which consistently advocated leftist politics, but police say his motive was “unclear”.
He was self-described “leftist” and “atheist” who praised Antifa, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and wrote “Kill every fascist” on his Twitter page, according to the report from heavy.com. His social media footprint is thus the exact opposite of the “white supremacist terror” narrative that the media has been repeating ad infinitum.