Cory Booker: ‘Donald Trump Is Responsible’ for Mass Shootings Around the Country

‘He is responsible because he is stoking fears and hatred and bigotry’

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BOOKER: “And I turn my attention to the person who is leading this country, who is, in my opinion in this moral moment, who is failing. And I think at the end of the day, especially because this was a white supremacist manifesto that I want to say with more moral clarity that Donald Trump is responsible for this, he is responsible because he is stoking fears and hatred and bigotry. He is responsible because he is failing to condemn white supremacy and see it as it is, which is responsible for such significant amount of the terrorist attacks. He is responsible because he’s president of the United States and has failed to do anything significant to stop the mass availability of weapons to people who intend to do harm. Lastly, he’s responsible because leaders take responsibility. We are responsible for each other in this culture, in this society. And our president, the highest moral position of the land, should be taking responsibility in this painful, difficult moment, and coming forward, telling us what he will do to address hate, to address white supremacy, to address the availability of guns and this mass violence. His talking about the cowardice of others is more a reflection of his failure to take responsibility and cowardice in a time that we need courageous leadership."

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