A Wall Street Journal reporter accused President Trump of hypocrisy because he didn’t call for the death penalty for the Las Vegas shooter — who killed himself right after his attack.
Eli Stokols said on MSNBC Thursday that Trump’s rhetoric surrounding Tuesday’s terror attack in New York City proves that he and his supporters are interested in “ethnocentric nationalism.”
Trump called for the death penalty for Sayfullo Saipov, who rammed a truck into eight people in Manhattan, and initially suggested the terrorist may go to Guantanamo Bay.
“He did not react this way when a white person shot dozens of people in Las Vegas–he did not come and say well we need an immediate policy change, we need to give this guy a death penalty,” Stokols said. “He did not call for this in Charlottesville when the criminal here did the exact same thing…driving a vehicle into a crowd.”
Of course, Vegas is a bad example since the shooter, Stephen Paddock, committed suicide before he was captured by police.