Donald Trump shocked many yesterday by sharing a tweet that hinted Bill Clinton was involved in Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide. While Clinton had a relationship with the disgraced billionaire pedophile, the President did to and was implicated by one of Epstein’s alleged victims.
Former Texas congressman and now Democratic presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke, has a theory on why Trump shared the tweet. According to O’Rourke, the President was trying to distract from the recent shootings in Dayton and El Paso.
The President’s retweet read, “Jeffrey Epstein had information on Bill Clinton and now he’s dead. I see #trumpbodycount is trending but we know who did this!”
The candidate was asked about the message while appearing on CNN. “This is another example of our president using this position of public trust to attack his political enemies with unfounded conspiracy theories,” Mr O’Rourke said Sunday, “and also to try to force you, and me, and all of us to focus on his bizarre behavior instead of the fact that we just lost 22 people in this community.”
O’Rourke continued, “We’re seeing an epidemic of gun violence every single day in this country, and the attack in El Paso — that terrorist attack in El Paso — was motivated in part by the president constantly warning of ‘invasions’ and ‘infestations’ and ‘predators’ and Mexican immigrants who he described as ‘rapists’ and ‘criminals’ though we know they commit crimes at a far lower rate than those who are born in this country.”
During the interview, O’Rourke also suggested potential gun control solutions.
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