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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Blaming Trump for 'trigger' words pours more fuel on the age of rage | TheHill

Many of us have denounced the rhetoric of Trump on immigration, the courts, and the media. However, there is a familiar ring to some of the coverage following the massacres that Trump is responsible for the shooting because the language he uses is “triggering.” Columnist Mehdi Hasan said, “The president may not be pulling the trigger or planting the bomb, but he is enabling much of the hatred behind those acts by giving aid and comfort to angry white men by offering them clear targets.”


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