The United States is grieving 30 people killed in the wake of two mass shootings 13 hours apart in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.
The El Paso shooter—who killed 20 people in a shopping center minutes from the border—published a manifesto on White supremacist social media supporting network 8chan minutes before the shooting, railing against the "Hispanic invasion of Texas," expressing numerous other racist sentiments.
President Donald Trump's advisor and eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, soon took to Twitter to denounce White supremacy.
As our nation mourns the senseless loss of life in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio and prays for the victims and th… https://t.co/CgkI88KSUd— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump) 1564925329.0
White supremacy, like all other forms of terrorism, is an evil that must be destroyed.— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump) 1564943084.0
Much of the racist rhetoric in the shooter's manifesto has been used repeatedly in the past by President Donald Trump and his supporters; phrases like "open borders" and "invasion."
People were flabbergasted that Ivanka didn't acknowledge the rampant racism from her father, which she continues to enable.
Your prayers aren't working. Try checking your dad on his tweets. 251 mass shootings in the U.S. in 216 days. He i… https://t.co/4EAeRACGjG— Rashida Tlaib (@Rashida Tlaib) 1564958924.0
@IvankaTrump Ivanka, There came a time when, for ethical reasons, the endurance of the nation and the common good,… https://t.co/h4P4rcczIX— Mia Farrow (@Mia Farrow) 1564963553.0
@IvankaTrump all of which ur dad inspires #howdoyoulivewithyourselfIVANKA— ROSIE (@ROSIE) 1564958144.0
@IvankaTrump Are you punking us right now?— Andy Cohen (@Andy Cohen) 1564974157.0
In a speech expressing condolences, Trump also condemned White supremacy and White nationalism before confusing the city of Dayton, Ohio with Toledo, 150 miles away.
The bookA Black Man in the White House: Barack Obama and the Triggering of America's Racial-Aversion Crisis, available here, discusses long held and hidden racism giving rise to politicians like Trump.