ABC’s “The View” host Joy Behar pointed her crooked little finger at President Donald Trump for the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue on Saturday as a group of Jewish attendees celebrated the Passover.
“I want to say something about Trump. Last week Biden introduced a video where he brought up Charlottesville. We all saw that. It was very well done.
It reminded me we’re losing the soul of America,” Behar said, referencing the show’s recent interview with former Vice President Joe Biden.
“The next day Donald Trump defends Charlottesville once again. Says that these people were historians they were more interested in Robert E. Lee then the fact that they were saying ‘Jews will not replace us,’ they were just historians.”
“Then on Saturday in the morning this assault on the synagogue. Then Saturday afternoon ‘our hearts are with the victims.’
He talks out of both sides of his mouth,” she continued.
“He’s provocative. He gives dog whistles constantly to these people. Then Kellyanne goes out there and defends him and says ‘no no no,’ and he is like ‘no no no.’ Take responsibility for your actions. Mr. President, you are the culprit.”
However, Behar and “The View” weren’t the only journalists blaming the executive branch for the deadly hate that took the life of one and injured three more.
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough also blamed the president in a monologue on Monday saying that the blood spilled was on Trump’s hands.
“We are so far beyond dog whistles here, Donald. We are so far beyond dog whistles. The blood, the blood that is spilled, is on your hands.
From white nationalists, from people who listen to that sort of rhetoric, any violence to journalists,” Scarborough said.
“No, we are so past dog whistles now, Donald. You are just inciting violence. It’s just – it’s just obvious… We are calling it out now. You are unfit to be President of the United States.”
The president offered his condolences to those victimized by the shooting on Saturday via Twitter.
“Our entire nation mourns the loss of life, prays for the wounded and stands in solidarity with the Jewish community,” Trump said later at a rally in Wisconsin.
“We forcefully condemn the evils of anti-Semitism and hate, which must be defeated.”
Thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the shooting at the Synagogue in Poway, California. God bless you all. Suspect apprehended. Law enforcement did outstanding job. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2019