Donald Trump plans visit to El Paso in wake of shooting. Residents say don’t bother.

By |2019-08-06T07:11:14-08:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |24 Comments

El Paso has an even colder shoulder for Trump than the one he typically gets from Melania.

Courtesy of USA Today

Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, had a message for President Donald Trump.

The Texas Democrat, who represents El Paso, the site of a recent mass shooting that left at least 20 people dead, said that Trump was “not welcome” in El Paso if he came to visit because of his inflammatory rhetoric about Latinos and immigrants.

“Words have consequences. The president has made my community and my people the enemy,” said Escobar on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “He has told the country that we are people to be feared, people to be hated.”

“I hope that [Trump] has the self-awareness to understand that we are in pain, and we are mourning, and we are doing the very best in our typical, graceful, El Paso way to be resilient,” Escobar continued. “And so I would ask his staff and his team to consider the fact that his words and his actions have played a role in this.”

It is not just a Democratic congresswoman who feels this way either.

Courtesy of The New Yorker:

On Sunday evening in El Paso, Texas, more than a thousand people marched peacefully, carrying signs and flowers, from a city park to the offices of an immigrant-advocacy group. Some identified as progressive activists of one kind or another, but the majority were simply residents—entire families, in many cases—demanding political change a day after a mass shooting near their homes. “Silence is Violence,” one handwritten sign read. “crusius the killer, trump the accomplice,” another read. Yellow flowers represented the twenty killed on Saturday, in a mass shooting at a shopping center in El Paso patronized largely by Hispanics. Volunteers with the Border Network for Human Rights, wearing T-shirts printed with the phrase “Hugs Not Walls,” handed out bottled water in the heat. The event was billed as a “prayer march and rally against hate,” organized by the Border Network and Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, whose offices were its end point. It was a quiet walk. But, when engaged, walkers had plenty to say, particularly about Donald Trump’s relationship to the two hundred and fiftieth mass shooting of 2019. (There have since been five more, including the attack in Dayton, Ohio, where nine were shot to death on Sunday morning.)

“Racism has a name,” Fernando Garcia, the founder and executive director of the Border Network, told me in his offices, hours before the march. “And that name lives in the White House. That name is Donald Trump. His rhetoric brought this violence to El Paso.” Garcia went on. “Today we march in the streets. Tomorrow it will be the elections. We will get this racism out of the White House.”

Yeah, that is not exactly a warm welcome waiting there for Trump.

Part of the problem could also be that he still owes them money.

Courtesy of Mother Jones

President Donald Trump is sending “thoughts and prayers” to El Paso, Texas, following the shooting that killed 22 people there. What he’s not sending is the money he owes the city. Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign owes El Paso more than half a million dollars in police bills and late fees for a campaign visit he made in February.

The Trump campaign racked up $569,204.63 in debt to El Paso, the Center for Public Integrity reports. And El Paso is only one of several cities where Trump has rallied and dashed.

Damn, this guy never pays his bills. 

No Trump needs to stay the hell away from EL Paso. 

Those poor people have suffered enough. 

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    • Anonymous August 6, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      Say what you wish about this asswipe. Just don’t cast any aspersions on his asperragras.

  1. Grifter gotta have money honey August 6, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    O/T Federal judge reinstates lawsuit by Sarah Palin against New York Times. Haha.

  2. Anonymously August 6, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    GOP lawmaker doesn’t want background checks for guns since some terrorists use bombs

  3. Anonymously August 6, 2019 at 2:43 pm


    The Fake President Fake Condolence Tour is scheduled to make a stop in El Paso tomorrow, but the city’s residents aren’t having it.

    They’ve been signing onto an online letter to Trump telling him, in no uncertain terms, to stay the fuck out.

    Written by the Border Network For Human Rights, the letter pins the blame for the El Paso massacre where it almost certainly belongs — on Trump’s racism and divisive rhetoric:

    This is a time of intense grief and mourning, and we appreciate the impulse to comfort the kin of those killed and wounded–however, your presence would bring no comfort, no respite from the pain so brutally and callously imposed upon us. We ask, instead, for your absence.

    We say this because we recognize that it is your rhetoric and your actions that led us to this terrible moment. This shooter was inspired by your words and your attitudes. Your portrayal of asylum seekers as an ‘invasion’, of Mexicans as ‘rapists and criminals’, of unauthorized immigrants as ‘animals’, your constant reliance on sowing hatred and fear, your embrace of racism and white supremacy, all of this over these past years has brought us to this place of pain. Given this history of hate on your part, we ask that you stay away.

    In the meantime, we will lament this loss–the 22 dead and 24 wounded, our mothers and fathers, neighbors and friends–without you. This is for the best.

  4. Anonymously August 6, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Big guns

    Alaska’s Republican governor targeted for recall by broad cross-section of political ‘heavy hitters’

    Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy has spent his first eight months as Alaska’s chief executive doing little more, it seems, than making new enemies and inflaming old ones. That’s inspired the governor’s opponents to launch a campaign to recall him from office, and unlike many such efforts, this one appears to be serious.

  5. Anonymously August 6, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Here are the top politicians getting cash from the NRA and standing in the way of gun law reforms

  6. Anon August 6, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Can they hide all the demonstrators

    Or will they show them on the news

  7. Anon August 6, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    It will be a good visit. Trump will throw them some paper towels to help clean up the blood.

    The Magats will cheer.

  8. Anonymously August 6, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Calling them out!

    KY, AZ, TX & NC-Sen: VoteVets Hits These Cowardly GOPers For Doing Nothing About Mass Shootings

  9. Anonymously August 6, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    NC & IA-Sen: These GOPers Really Don’t Want To Cancel Their Summer Vacation To Address A Crisis

  10. Anonymously August 6, 2019 at 3:32 pm
  11. Anonymously August 6, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Trump Administration slashed DHS RW Domestic Terrorism budget by 87.5% to focus on Islam, Migrants

  12. tangerine twitler bye August 6, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Biden, I know you will likely forever be forgiven and continue to have high poll numbers, despite the fact that if you were REP, Hunter’s dishonorable discharge, dating his brother’s widow and shotgun marriage that you weren’t invited to would forever be media fodder, but PLEASE PLEASE drop out. I don’t think you’re the one who can beat Trump. I don’t think you have it in you to rough him up in a debate.


    • Anonymous August 6, 2019 at 8:06 pm

      Troll are you drunk? Are you really willing to go after the candidates children because believe me you really don’t want anyone to go after Ivanka, Donnie jr (traitor) or the Eric ( we only hire illegal aliens.)

      Scare because we KNOW Biden will make mince meat of trump.

  13. Anonymous August 6, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    On one hand I hope there are massive protests, however the MURDER IN THE WH will think they are adoring fans, so I hope that everyone stays home and the streets are deserted.

  14. Anonymous August 6, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Congresswoman Rep Veronica Escobar refuses to be an accessory to this fiasco of an insult by meeting with Trump. She wanted to talk to him first about his xenophobic language but he was too busy. So she declined the invitation to join them.

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