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Trump spouts ‘hateful rhetoric,’ says Kwan, U.S. must ‘clean up their act,’ says Miller, after more mass shootings

By Palak Mangat and Nina Russell      

'When you have a leader, such as the president, spouting misinformation and frankly hateful rhetoric around the refugee and immigrant community, it creates an atmosphere where people feel that it is okay to have those sentiments and to act on them,' NDP MP Jenny Kwan said about the president's rhetoric in wake of two more mass shootings.

Protesters, pictured on August 23, 2017, at an anti-racism rally in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa following the Charlottesville attack. NDP MP Jenny Kwan recounted being personally confronted by white supremacists at anti-racism rallies, and said 'we’re not immune to this notion of white supremacy or nationalism.' The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

In light of two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, last week that left a total of 31 dead, NDP MP Jenny Kwan says she thinks U.S. President Donald Trump’s “shameful” rhetoric is “emboldening people to feel that it is okay to discriminate.”

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