The El Paso shooting shouldn’t distract from the immigration crisis, even if Democrats want it to – Washington Examiner
Now that President Trump has condemned “white supremacy” for the 80th time in his first term, is it still okay to oppose the infinite numbers of unvetted migrants illegally crossing our southern border?
At the White House on Monday, Trump addressed the two mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The former was perpetrated by someone who was apparently obsessed with “unchecked corporations” engaged in a “takeover” of the U.S. government, the automation of jobs, and also an internet theory about a deliberate attempt to replace native-born white Americans with immigrants.
You’ll hear almost nothing from the news media about those first two prongs of the shooter’s deranged motivations because they can’t be explicitly tied to Trump. That third one about the immigrants, however, is everywhere and, naturally, is already being used by Democrats and liberals as a way to hush up anyone who objects to the United States functioning as a welfare net for all of Central America’s sick and poor.
Just look at the very first paragraph of a Washington Post story published Sunday evening about the El Paso shooting. Keep in mind that this is a news story, not an opinion piece:
President Trump has relentlessly used his bully pulpit to decry Latino migration as ‘an invasion of our country.’ He has demonized undocumented immigrants as ‘thugs’ and ‘animals.’ He has defended the detention of migrant children, hundreds of whom have been held in squalor. And he has warned that without a wall to prevent people from crossing the border from Mexico, America would no longer be America.
Three paragraphs later, the story, by Philip Rucker, says “the question surrounding the president is no longer whether he