Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke went on a cuss-filled rant to the media when asked by a reporter what President Donald Trump can do “to “make this any better” regarding the El Paso shooting.
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Sunday’s unhinged and profane rant came one day after O’Rourke declared that Trump “is a racist and he stokes racism in this country.”
“What do you think? You know the shit he’s been saying,” said O’Rourke. “He’s been calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. I don’t know, like, members of the press, what the fuck? Hold on a second. You know, I—it’s these questions that you know the answers to.”
“I mean, connect the dots about what he’s doing in this country,” O’Rourke continued. “He’s not tolerating racism, he’s promoting racism. He’s not tolerating violence, he’s inciting racism and violence in this country. So, you know, I just—I don’t know what kind of question that is.”
Audio of O’Rourke’s rant was captured by CNN reporter Eric Bradner.
I didn’t get video, but here’s audio of the question and Beto O’Rourke’s answer. This came after an emotional vigil in El Paso, as O’Rourke circled behind a building looking for his wife. pic.twitter.com/VBk8xoE1lz
— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) August 5, 2019