Democrat Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker has been arguing for months President Trump should condemn white supremacy. Today, the President did exactly that.
"The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed by racist hate. In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America – hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart, and devours the soul. We have asked the FBI to identify all further resources they need to investigate and disrupt hate crimes and domestic terrorism, whatever they need,” Trump said from the White House.
But for racially motivated, cynical political players like Booker, it doesn't count.
Cory Booker in March: President Trump must condemn white supremacy.— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) August 5, 2019
Cory Booker today: No, I do not welcome President Trump condemning white supremacy. pic.twitter.com/ltypPBJzGv
Meanwhile, Booker continues his grandstanding on gun control.
The president is weak. And wrong.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 5, 2019
White supremacy is not a mental illness, and guns are a tool that white supremacists use to fulfill their hate.
One of the lessons in my faith is that you reap what you sow.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 4, 2019
When Donald Trump uses words like “infestation,” “invasion” and “shithole countries”—
When he refuses to condemn Neo-Nazis and white supremacists—
Trump is giving license to this kind of violence. He’s responsible. pic.twitter.com/hf3ugZIO5D