Ivanka Trump: Let's focus on tragedies that my dad isn't responsible for. Okay?
Ivanka Trump is tired of everyone blaming her father for the mass shootings that occurred over the weekend.
So much so that she went out of her way to point out another tragedy in order to take the focus off that fact that a white supremacist wanted to wipe out the "Hispanic invasion" by shooting up a Walmart in El Paso, TX.
"As we grieve over the evil mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, let us not overlook that Chicago experienced its deadliest weekend of the year," she said.
"With 7 dead and 52 wounded near a playground in the Windy City- and little national outrage or media coverage- we mustn’t become numb to the violence faced by inner city communities every day."
You have to ask yourself: Is Ivanka really concerned about inner-city gun violence or is she basically saying "Look, here's what my daddy didn't do!" We think the answer is pretty obvious.
Of course, this would be the ideal scenario for Trump and his administration, focusing on crime that happen in a very large liberal city, that wasn't influenced by the president's own rhetoric while on the campaign trail and at his rallies.
Trump has already gone on the record and said "mental illness" was really to blame - not him. He had the audacity to claim this even though he was caught on video chuckling when one of his supporters said the solution to the "Hispanic invasion" was to "shoot them."
But, let's focus on just Chicago, right? Not the words of the leader of the free world.
How about this: How about we focus on Chicago and the nation by taking up sensible gun control legislation. If that is what Ivanka meant, then we're with her. Only problem is, the Senate is in recess right now for the entire month of August and sources are indicating that McConnell doesn't want to talk about things right now. Not only that, but part of the reason for this is because Trump isn't on board with many of the proposals being floated out.
Trump claims he wants to do something, but the Republican Party is largely stalling right now and remaining quiet, while Democrats are saying it's time for action.