Lawrence O’Donnell believes President Donald Trump is responsible for the mass murder at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The MSNBC host explained last night how Trump’s rhetoric about the migrant caravan led directly to the massacre of Jews on Saturday.
O’Donnell did not hold back as he demonstrated a clear link between right-wing scaremongering about the migrant caravan and the attack in Pittsburgh. He explained how the shooter believed he was stopping an invasion supported by Jews. The ‘invasion’ narrative has been pushed on the right, including Fox News, for days now. O’Donnell connected the dots between the right’s attacks on George Soros, anti-immigrant rhetoric and the President’s lies.
But O’Donnell went further. Addressing the fact that the synagogue attacker shot four police officers, he tackled the issue of gun control and the Republican majority’s unwillingness to pass any laws that would prevent murders getting access to weapons.
“So who’s next?” O’Donnell asked. “Who will be the next mass murderer who types on social media ‘I’m going in’ before he goes into murder everyone in sight because he believes a lie told by the President of the United States?”
“We don’t know,” he said. “But we do know that America’s next mass murderer, just like Saturday’s mass murderer, will be the best equipped mass murderer he can be because Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress make sure that American mass murderers are the best equipped mass murderers in the world.”
“They follow the orders of the National Rifle Association to make sure there are no more restrictions on the weapons of mass murder that are available over the counter in the United States,” O’Donnell said.
“They will always make sure that when a mass murderer comes into your synagogue or your church or your movie theater or your shopping mall or your kindergarten, that mass murderer will have the very best killing equipment in the world.”