While it is certainly a tragedy what happened in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday, the president’s “rhetoric” had nothing at all to do with it. The alleged El Paso attacker even stated in his ‘manifesto’ that his feelings “predate” the Trump presidency, and the Dayton shooter, who was killed by police, was an avowed Leftist atheist who despised Republicans and the president while supporting 2020 Democratic presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
And yet, not a single establishment media reporter has chastised Warren or any Democrat over it.
But it’s worth noting that, for instance, over the weekend — the same weekend of the El Paso and Dayton shootings — there were seven gun-related murders in Chicago, according to the Sun-Times. Another 46 people were wounded.
And, as noted by DC Dirty Laundry, 24 of those were shot in less than four hours on Sunday morning.
The carnage was so intense, in fact, that one of the city’s notable trauma centers, Mt. Sinai Hospital, had to put its E.R. on diversion because staff couldn’t handle anymore patients.
Chicago's Mount Sinai Hospital temporarily stopped accepting patients Sunday morning because they were at capacity following a series of shootings, a hospital official said. The hospital went "on bypass" in the early morning, said Roberta Rakove, Senior VP for External Affairs.
“On bypass” means hospitals no longer accept ambulances. Rather, those units are redirected to other facilities that are less full.
At the height of the carnage, Mt. Sinai was working on 12 trauma patients.
Chicago has been a Democrat-run city for decades.
Police Chief Eddie Johnson, reflecting on the El Paso and Dayton shootings, said, “You have to stop yourself and ask what will it take before we get a handle on what’s going on, not only in Chicago but across the country.”
Outside of that report, most other outlets were mum. Just another day in Chicago.
How about Baltimore? The Washington Post had a brief story noting that the city reached its 200th gun homicide for the year on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the recent mass shootings. And it occurred during a “Ceasefire Weekend.”
“With Saturday’s death recorded as the 200th homicide this year, Baltimore is on pace to exceed last year’s total of 309,” the Post noted.
There, too, people were gunned down en mass over a 24-hour period.
Using scores of police department databases, the relatively non-partisan Gun Violence Archive, which tracks gun homicides, noted that for Chicago on August 4, 5 people were killed by guns in the city and 11 people were wounded. Granted, they didn’t all die from a single incident, but the fact is, there are so many people being killed with guns in this and other Democrat-run cities the Left-wing allied media won’t report on them in the same way it reports on other mass shootings if there isn’t an angle in which they can blame it on the president.
As for the White House, officials there have had enough, The National Sentinel reports. Responding to claims from the media and Democrats that the president is to blame for the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, White House aide Hogan Gidley said the administration would never blame Democrats by name or party over shootings, even if the crime was committed by someone who favors or supports certain candidates.
“And quite frankly, it’s ridiculous to make those connections in some way. You have to blame the people here who pulled the trigger,” he said.