Beto O’Rourke has taken up Obama’s talking points and is now calling America racist “at its foundation” and “at its core”. It’s also inherently violent:
DC EXAMINER – Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke asserted that the United States is racist “at its core” and “inherently violent.”
O’Rourke, who is currently running in the Democratic primary for president, spoke at a Democratic convention in Birmingham, Alabama, on Sunday. O’Rourke said that the U.S. is systemically racist, and that racism caused the August shooting in El Paso, Texas, which took 22 lives. The suspected shooter posted an anti-immigrant manifesto online and said he was targeting “Mexicans.”
“This country, though we may not be in El Paso, Texas, is still racist at its foundation, at its core, and throughout this system,” O’Rourke said. “This country, though El Paso is one of the safest cities in America, is still inherently violent.”
“40,000 gun deaths just last year in America. No other country in the world comes close to this kind of carnage,” O’Rourke said.
The former representative blamed President Trump for exacerbating systemic racism.
A quick “googling” of this 40,000 gun death statistic reveals that 60% of those were SUICIDES. The other 37% were homicides, according to the NY Times. The actual number of gun deaths, minus suicides, is about 14,600 deaths.
Further, according to The Trace (which is quoted on Google’s search page at the top), gun deaths fell in 2018 from the previous year’s 15,658:
Gun injuries fell too, as you can see on the graph.
So why doesn’t Beto mention this? Obviously, it doesn’t help Beto’s claim that ‘America is inherently violent and racist’.
Exit point: Remember how Beto likes to call Trump a liar?