Yesterday, Former President Donald Trump made a campaign stop at Palmetto State Armory, where the neo-Nazi who shot three Black people in Jacksonville last month purchased his weapon. In response, the Florida Democratic Party has released the following statement:
“This visit was no accident,” said FDP Chair Nikki Fried. “Donald Trump’s visit to this gun shop sends a clear message to his extremist supporters: he supports the horrific racism that drove a man to murder Black Floridians in broad daylight. It’s a sickening decision from the de facto leader of the GOP and the presumptive choice for their presidential nomination.
“The Republican Party continues to make a mockery of gun violence. Instead of taking steps to save lives — like the Biden-Harris administration did by launching the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention last week — GOP leadership spends their time posturing for the most extreme elements of their party. The use of racist dog whistles and coded neo-Nazi sympathies are a danger to our society, and any elected Republican with a backbone should be condemning their creeping influence on the party.”