Is “domestic terrorism” Donald Trump’s fault?
Many pundits have made comparisons between Boris Johnson and Donald Trump, whether it is their haircuts, their populist banter or their right-wing politics, and currently it seems that both men have their eye on their re-election when it comes to their daily rhetoric.
Boris Johnson is certainly throwing a lot of public money around as he announced £1.8 billion for the NHS yesterday, although many are arguing that this is not new money, and with a presidential election next year it appears that Trump may have to change tack slightly with his usual anti-immigration, make America Great again mantra.
At the weekend two mass shootings took the lives of 20 individuals in El Paso and 9 in Dayton Ohio. One of the shooters was killed and the other arrested.
As a result, the debate about white nationalism and of course the NRA has once again reared its head and Trump is at the centre of it.
It appears that the El Paso massacre in particular was generated by what has been termed “domestic terrorism” and targeted at the hispanic community which the president has been so derogatory about.
Today news headlines accused Trump of creatine fertile ground for these lone white supremasist marksmen but of course the president is claiming that the media is simply creating fake news.
This subject is certainly going to be one that features heavily in the electioneering next year and Trump is going to have to come up with some attractive policies to win around those other than his grassroots supporters.
The president begrudgingly stated that, “perhaps more has to be done” about these mass killings, but didn’t actually suggest what that might be.
Gun laws are an emotive issue in the States which go back to the founding Fathers and the gun lobby is immensely powerful and influential.
However, much in the same way as Boris Johnson wants to be seen to be spraying money at the UK economy to win votes for a coming election, it seems his mop-haired counterpart in the US, will have to find some really attractive gun law amendments to stay in power for anther term.
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