Trump came out in a press conference in condolence for the terrible killings in Christchurch, New Zealand. Some 49 worshippers were gunned down in several mosques by a white nationalist. After giving short condolences to NZ, Trump went on a rant about an invasion of immigrants into the borders of the US: cartels of evil. Trump is using these ideas to support national emergencies and building walls.
This is the exact opposite of what happened in NZ, where the immigrants were the ones gunned down mercilessly. indeed, on American soil, a staggering 73% of attacks on American soil from Sept 12th 2001 to Sept 12th 2016 were carried out by the far right. And yet, here Trump massively downplays that.
Ardern comes out, lists the guns used, says he had a gun license, decrees an investigation into how this happens and similarly gun laws will change straight away,
That’s how it should be done.
As this video shows, Trump uses the language of the white nationalist to endorse his anti-immigrant stance.