Following the arrest of the suspect in the Manhattan murder case, Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio claims some responsibility for the attack could be on President Donald Trump.
The Mayor seems to believe rhetoric by Trump could have been motivation behind the horrific stabbing of the 66-year-old, Timothy Caughman.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling what police said was a racially-motivated murder of a black Manhattan resident by a white man who traveled to the city from Baltimore an “act of domestic, racist terrorism.”
And he believes that “a dynamic of hatred” is growing in America that “is clearly related to the rhetoric of Donald Trump and even other candidates during the presidential election.”
The White House has rejected any causal connection:
When asked about de Blasio’s remarks, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said in a statement to POLITICO New York, “The President has repeatedly condemned any racially or religiously motivated act of violence and to suggest anything different is dishonest and misleading.”