Over the past few years, no problem or wrongdoing in this country has been the fault of anything, or anyone, other than Donald J. Trump.
At least, that’s the message the Left and Fake News Media have pushed ad nauseam.
And now, they are blaming Trump for the recent shootings in Atlanta despite the shooter clearly admitting his motive.
On Tuesday evening, a 21-year-old shooter opened fire inside multiple massage parlors in Atlanta.
By the time law enforcement was able to apprehend him, he had murdered eight people, many of them being Asian women.
Before investigators had even interrogated or publicly identified the suspect, though, the Left and media declared the shootings were motivated by racism that was fueled by comments made by Trump in the past.
According to those who blame Trump, he is responsible for “fanning” anti-Asian hate through his past use of terms like the “China virus” and “Kung flu” when discussing the COVID-19 pandemic that spiraled out-of-control largely due to China’s mishandling and subsequent coverup of the initial outbreak in their country.
California Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu took to Twitter to claim that Trump “used racist phrases like Kung Flu that inflamed discrimination against the Asian American community.”
The former President used racist phrases like Kung Flu that inflamed discrimination against the Asian American community. Officials that continue to use ethnic identifiers in describing the virus are part of the problem. Please instead be a part of the solution. #StopAsianHate https://t.co/xxg3A12aAH
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 17, 2021
As if a mass order was sent out to every liberal in the world, many others on the Left said virtually the same throughout social media.
I am sicken about the mass shootings in GA. 6 of 8 victims were Asian. You cannot ignore the anti-Asian racist rhetoric that started when Trump blamed #COVID19 on China. We've seen the scapegoating language from his loyalists. #ncpol#AsiansAreHuman#AsianLivesMatter
— Scott Huffman (@HuffmanForNC) March 17, 2021
i don't think it's a coincidence that Trump spent the better part of a year using a virus as a slur against Chinese people while hate crimes against Asian Americans spiked by 150 percent
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 17, 2021
— Newsmax (@newsmax) March 18, 2021
There’s been a 150% increase in anti-Asian American hate crimes over the past year#AAPI seniors are being attacked, doctors and nurses are being harassed, and kids are being bullied
And Trump keeps using a term that will spur more attacks https://t.co/OFdj2JjCT8
— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) March 11, 2021
However, despite the push by the Left to control the narrative and place blame almost exclusively on Trump, it appears they have once again chosen to ignore some important facts.
Namely, the Left has ignored the fact that law enforcement officials in Atlanta who interrogated the shooter have announced that he admitted his motive, and it has nothing to do with Trump or racism.
During a Wednesday press conference, Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds revealed that the shooter’s admitted motive was based on sexual issues.
“The suspect has been interviewed, which indicated he has some issues, potentially sexual addiction,” Sheriff Reynolds said. “He may have frequented some of these places in the past.”
According to authorities, the shooter viewed the massage parlors as a “temptation” he needed to “eliminate” due to his supposed sex addiction.
Officers went on to say that the suspect told them that he had a “very bad day,” and that his heinous actions were a result of being “at the end of his rope” and “fed up.”
Obviously, the shooter’s admission doesn’t fit with the liberal narrative that the shootings were all the fault of President Trump and racism.
As is often the case, the Left jumped to conclusions and sought to place blame before they had the facts.
Admittedly, it’s nice to not hear Democrats and the media blame firearms for a shooting rather than the human who actually pulled the trigger.
But their insistence on blaming Trump, as they have done with every issue of the past few years, may be more egregious.
It is obviously a major tragedy that so many Asian women lost their lives, but as of yet, there is zero evidence to support the liberal notion that racism had anything to do with the shooting.
If anything, the evidence that the shooter allegedly frequented the massage parlors for some sort of sexual gratification points to the exact opposite.
The Left can’t admit any of that, though, as it would cause their house of cards to crumble.
Truth is inconvenient for the Left, but fueling racial tension has proven to be beneficial.
And as long as the ends justify their means, they’ll always choose the latter.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.