This is NOT okay.
Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) informed President Donald Trump on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday that he was not “welcome” to visit El Paso, TX, following the shooting of someone who allegedly posted an internet railing manifesto against immigrants.
Escobar said it was “probably unfair” to say that the rally Trump conducted in El Paso in February was the cause of the assault, but he said the president had to “do a little self-reflection” about his rhetoric and deeds at his rallies.
“It is shocking to me that [Trump] is so utterly self-aware,” Escobar wailed. “And this is why from my perspective, he is not welcome here. He should not come here while we are in mourning.”
She continued to add, “I would encourage the president’s staff members to have him do a little self-reflection. I would encourage them to show him his own words and his actions at the rallies because we’re not going to get past this until there’s acknowledgment from the very top that we need to heal, that this whole country is hurting, that there has been bigotry and racism and hatred that has been stoked at all levels. And as the president, he has the most significant authority and responsibility to show this country, to lead this country into healing. And now is the time, and he needs to accept responsibility, everyone does, for what has gotten us to this point.”