2020 presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke didn’t mince any words when a reporter asked him what Trump could do to make the situation in El Paso better.
"Members of the press, what the fuck?" Beto O'Rourke and all of us. pic.twitter.com/hJNSBsPUmA
— Tommy X-TrumpIsARacist-opher (@tommyxtopher) August 5, 2019
Eric Bradner off CNN did not get the video but did capture the audio of
I didn’t get video, but here’s audio of the question and Beto O’Rourke’s answer. This came after an emotional vigil in El Paso, as O’Rourke circled behind a building looking for his wife. pic.twitter.com/VBk8xoE1lz
— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) August 5, 2019
Earlier on Morning Joe, Beto compared Trump’s rhetoric to the Third Reich, Nazi Germany,
Beto O’Rourke on Pres. Trump: “This president, his open racism is also an invitation to violence. We’ve seen a rise in hate crimes every single one of the last 3 years … Jesus Christ, of course he's racist." https://t.co/bblFzE85aF pic.twitter.com/C3hYyTIK9X
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 5, 2019
Beto continued his criticism of Trump on MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes:
WATCH: @BetoORourke: "Don't ask if the president is racist. You know the president is racist. Don't ask if he had a role in what happened in El Paso. He absolutely did." #inners pic.twitter.com/799h3U0f97
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) August 6, 2019
Trump announced that he will travel to El Paso on Wednesday but Beto says “He has no place here.”
This president, who helped create the hatred that made Saturday's tragedy possible, should not come to El Paso. We do not need more division. We need to heal. He has no place here.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 5, 2019