MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Says Trump’s 2020 Campaign Donors Are ‘Funding White Supremacy’ [VIDEO]
“This president never tones down his rhetoric,” said Scarborough. “In fact, for those of you who are funding Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, you may want to take note that because you keep writing checks to this president, it’s on you, it really is. You are funding this white supremacist campaign.”
The comments from Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida, follow a shooting at a Walmart in the predominantly Hispanic city of El Paso, Texas on Saturday that killed 21 people. The gunman was found to have posted a manifesto linked to white supremacist views online just minutes before the massacre.
“For those of you funding Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, you may want to take note: Because you keep writing checks to this president, it’s on you…because you are funding this white supremacist campaign…It is your money that is funding this white supremacy.” —@JoeNBC pic.twitter.com/w0kxC0KJAk
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) August 5, 2019
Patrick Crusius, the perpetrator of the El Paso attack, voiced his hatred of what he viewed as a Latino “invasion” of Texas. Many Democratic politicians were quick to blast Trump for his rhetoric that has emboldened white supremacists multiple times since he took office.
Trump’s 2020 campaign and the Republican National Committee raised a combined $108 million in the second quarter of 2019.
The hashtag #WhiteSupremacistinChief quickly began trending on Twitter in the wake of the shooting.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) August 5, 2019
“If you want to put out racist tweets, laugh at violence against immigrants, I’m sorry, Mr. President, you own this one. This one is on you.” —@RickWTyler #WhiteSupremacistInChief pic.twitter.com/vhGAFbav4H
— CAP Action (@CAPAction) August 5, 2019