“Donald Trump’s campaign has touted a string of records achieved during his administration from employment to the economy to opportunities for black communities. But there’s one record that he would rather keep quiet: The number of mass shootings in America.”
The Violence Project’s James Densley discusses the rise in hate related mass shootings over the past five years. Referencing increasing frequency and deadliness of mass shootings, Densley says the president can be viewed as both a “symptom” and a “cause” of these trends.
“When you look at the last five years, Donald Trump is a symptom as much as he is a cause and he is a reflection of the ‘fame-seeking’ cultural phenomenon that is this celebrity-driven, social media-driven culture that normalizes bad behavior – and the mass shootings are an extension of the worst extreme of that” he says.
Source: The Independent
Author: Clare Hill