Beto O'Rourke says President Trump "had a lot to do" with El Paso shooting

Texas Tribune News

As authorities investigate a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart that left 20 people dead and more than two dozen others injured Saturday, police say the 21-year-old North Texas man arrested may have written a manifesto revealing that the crime was racially motivated.

Many officials, including Beto O’Rourke – the former El Paso congressman and current Democratic candidate for president – have cited President Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric for inspiring such acts.

Asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” program Sunday morning whether Trump is a “white nationalist,” O’Rourke told host Jake Tapper, “The things that he has said both as a candidate and then as the President of the United States this cannot be open for debate.”

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