The rhetoric of hate and Nationalism. It is real. There was a mass shooting yesterday at a synagogue near where I live in San Diego in Southern California. I have been to that building. I have been in that building. My daughter went to high school with the shooter. He used to wear a MAGA hat to class. She didn’t like him.
This isn’t random violence. This isn’t someone who snapped. This was a kid indoctrinated in hate. Maybe some of that hate was picked up at home. Maybe he met some racist asshats somewhere, and got sucked deeper into the hate.
But that hate was supported by Trump. That hate was whipped up by Trump. And this isn’t some twisted form of delusional revenge against Muslims because he thought they were going to kill us all. This wasn’t directed at Latin Americans because he thought they were coming to steal his job. This was pure, unadulterated murder of people of the Jewish faith, for nothing but hate. This is right out of Nazi Germany.
No, Trump never killed anyone of the Jewish faith, Neither did Hitler. At first, he just suggested it, hinted at the need to do it. It wasn’t until Hitler took full control of the apparatus of the State that he could order killings.
Let’s not let Trump reach that point.