Nick Givas, DCNF
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California said President Donald Trump’s “modus operandi” is to divide America, on “State of The Union” with Jake Tapper Sunday.
“Honestly, I think this president’s whole modus operandi is to divide us,” Schiff said. “He gets up in the morning with new and inventive ways to divide us. And it’s not enough that on the day of a tragedy he says the right words — if every day of the year, he’s saying things to bring us into conflict with each other.”
Schiff was discussing the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday, which killed at least 11 and wounded several others. The suspect has been identified as Robert Bowers who reportedly screamed, “All Jews must die,” according to KDKA. He was also said to have been armed with two pistols and an AK-47.
“Some go attempt to get into an African American church, shoot people and shot two African Americans in the store instead. You had these bombs that were sent around to the president’s critics and opponents. And you had someone who went into this synagogue filled with the idea that Jews were behind this caravan,” Schiff said.
Schiff accused Trump of harping on divisive rhetoric.
“Are we part of the solution, are we part of trying to make this a more perfect union? Are we trying to accentuate what brings us together, what unites us or are we preaching hatred and division?” Schiff said.
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