Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday blasted Donald Trump for facilitating hate crimes and mass shootings in the U.S. with his rhetoric.
Said Buttigieg: “It’s too late for him not to be a white nationalist, and to not bear some responsibility for what’s happened here. … What he could do is refrain from divisive and politicizing rhetoric, and focus on making something happen. How about some action? I remember his inaugural speech where he said American carnage stops right now. I remember back when he said he was going to actually do something about guns before the NRA [National Rifle Association] put him in his place and reminded him that he’s not allowed to say that.”
Buttigieg also released a $1 billion plan to begin to put an end to gun violence and extinguish radical extremism and white nationalism.