Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Donald Trump Is Signaling to White Supremacists That He’ll Ignore Their Violence
“White supremacists committed the largest # of extremist killings in 2017,” she wrote, quote tweeting the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization whose focus is civil rights and public interest litigation.
“What the President is saying here: ‘if you engage in violent acts of white supremacy, I will look the other way.’ Understand that this is deliberate. This is why we can’t afford to sit on the sidelines.”
Last Friday, Brenton Tarrant, 28, is alleged to have entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and shot dead 50 people, injuring dozens more, in a white supremacist terror attack against Muslims.