The orange a-hole is arguing – of course – that he’s the “least racist person,” and used an edited quote from a “Fox & Friends” host to back up his point.
Trump is going in Obama in the wake of his predecessor issuing a hard-hitting statement Monday that, by the way, did not mention Trump’s name but called on Americans to “soundly reject” leaders who feed “a climate of fear and hatred” – which obviously touched a nerve with Trump.
“I am the least racist person,” the man who occupies the White House stated in an early morning tweet.
As usual, when he has nothing else to say and defend his actions, he goes to one of his favorite talking points of employment. He touted that “Black, Hispanic and Asian Unemployment is the lowest (BEST) in the history of the United States!”
He then brought in his buddies at “Fox & Friends” who questioned the appropriateness of a former president criticizing the current occupant of the Oval Office.
Host Brian Kilmeade questioned whether President George W. Bush ever condemned Obama after the 2012 mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 people died, including 20 children between six and seven years old.
Trump tweeted an edited quote from the morning show host: “Did George Bush ever condemn President Obama after Sandy Hook. President Obama had 32 mass shootings during his reign. Not many people said Obama is out of Control. Mass shootings were happening before the President even thought about running for Pres. @kilmeade @foxandfriends.”
Naturally, his acolyte at “Fox & Friends” (Brian Kilmeade) on Tuesday morning defended Trump against Obama’s statement and offered numbers on mass shootings in the United States.
“In the president’s time there has been 17 mass shootings; with President Obama’s 8 years it was 32,” he said.
It’s not clear where Kilmeade got his numbers. The FBI does not have an official definition of mass shootings but it’s usually considered when three or more people are killed.
Using that definition, a database from Mother Jones, which tracks mass shootings in the U.S. since 1982, shows 29 occurred during Trump’s time in office (less than 3 years) while 37 took place while Obama was president (8 years).
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