President Donald Trump on Sunday championed a Fox News personality who built anti-Muslim remarks as his White House refused any look to link the US leader to a shooter who killed fifty people in two New Zealand mosques.
The aggression against Muslims in New Zealand on Friday leave a spotlight on Trump’s rhetoric about Islam and revived criticism of his managing of white supremacist violence.
On Friday, Trump condemned the “horrible massacre” at the mosques and the White House known the shooting a “vicious act of hate”. Questioned by a reporter if he saw white nationalism as a growing risk around the world , Trump told: “I don’t really . I think its a small group of people .”
The accused gunman praised Trump in a manifesto as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.” Mulvaney said the mosque massacres were the work of a disrupted individual and it would not be fair to set the shooter with Trump or any other politician.
“I disagree that there’s a causal link between Donald Trump being president and something like this happening in New Zealand,” he said.