Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.
This past week saw a shocking spree of terrorist violence and hate crimes in the United States â from a hardcore Trump supporter mailingÂ pipe bombsÂ to 13 peopleÂ Trump has attackedÂ in the past, to a racist white manÂ killingÂ two black people in a Kentucky supermarket, toÂ anÂ anti-Semitic mass shooterÂ murdering 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
And despite all of this, Trump chose the day after the Pittsburgh massacre to launch a personal attack on one of the mail bomberâs intended targets, a prominent liberal donor whose late father was Jewish.
Following Steyerâs appearance on CNNâs âState of the Union,â Trump referred to the hedge fund manager and philanthropist as âWacky Tom Steyerâ and called him a âcrazed & stumbling lunaticâÂ in aÂ tweet.
Steyer responded quickly to Trumpâs attack.
âIt is unthinkable that in the midst of the horrible political violence our president would resort to name-calling instead of repairing the damage to the fabric of our country,âÂ SteyerÂ tweeted.
Steyer isnât the only target of an attempted bombing Trump has continued to shamelessly attack.
At a rally in Illinois Saturday night, Trump singledÂ outÂ another of the bombing targets, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), to jeers from the crowd.
Trump alsoÂ continued to attackÂ philanthropist and Holocaust survivor George Soros after Soros received a package bomb.Â At an official White House event following the bombing attempts, TrumpÂ repeatedÂ a chant of âLock him upâ from the crowd that was directed at Soros.
Steyer and Soros, along with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, were alsoÂ targetedÂ by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in a tweet that SteyerÂ calledÂ âa straight-up anti-Semitic moveâ during his CNN appearance.
The horrificÂ mass shootingÂ at a Pittsburgh synagogue clearly hasnât inspired Trump to turn down the volume on any of his political attacks. In fact, he chose to respond to the shooting by blaming the victims forÂ not having âprotection inside the synagogue.â
Attacking Steyer is further proof that not only does Trump plan to take no responsibility for the role his viciousness may have played in this weekâs violence â he also plansÂ to continueÂ being as vicious as ever.
And if history is any guide, TrumpâsÂ fellow RepublicansÂ will probably let him get away with itÂ once again.
Published with permission of The American Independent.Â