10:01 GMT28 February 2021
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    Delivering her critical remarks via Twitter, Tlaib blamed US President Donald Trump for inciting violence in the country via his “hate agenda” and “racism.”

    Democratic congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has managed to spark intense debates online as she moved to criticise the reaction of US President Donald Trump’s advisor and daughter, Ivanka, to the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that rocked the United States over the weekend.

    As the president’s daughter tweeted about prayers for the victims of the shootings and urged people to raise their voices “in rejection of these heinous and cowardly acts of hate, terror and violence,” Tlaib alleged that President Trump “incites violence” with his “hate agenda and racism,” and that people die because of his failure to “fight white supremacy terrorists.”

    ​Many social media users were less than thrilled by Tlaib’s statements and went on to give her a piece of their mind.

    Some also challenged her assertion about 251 mass shootings taking place in the United States “in 216 days.”

    A number of people were quick to recall reports about the Dayton shooting suspect allegedly being a supporter of Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren.

    And at least one person asked Tlaib to provide some concrete examples of Trump’s alleged attempts to incite violence.

    At least 20 people were killed and 26 more wounded after a gunman opened fire in a Walmart in the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday evening.

    Less than 24 hours later, a gunman killed nine people and wounded 27 others in a separate shooting in Dayton, Ohio. Police said they neutralised the shooter, identified as 24-year-old Conner Betts, in less than a minute.


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