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Tags: Mass Shootings | elpaso | texas | walmart | shooting | xenophobia

Report: El Paso Killer Was Yelling 'Pro-Trump' Comments

A sign in El Paso (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 04 August 2019 02:52 PM

The El Paso, Texas gunman who murdered 20 at a Walmart on Saturday was shouting "pro-Trump" and "anti-immigrant" statements, according to reports, and police are investing an anti-immigration manifesto left behind online.

"As a journalist, all the facts have to come out, and I was watching the news nonstop for five hours and I watched the English news, they didn't mention anything about immigrants," Cathy Areu, a Cuban journalist in America on political asylum, told Fox News' "Media Buzz.

"They didn't mention anything about the shooter, when I turned on Spanish news stations, they interviewed people who were there, got coverage of the shooting, and they said he made pro-Trump statements and anti-immigrant statements when he made the shooting, when the shooting happened."

The El Paso police chief said Sunday that a racist, anti-immigrant screed posted online shortly before the shooting has been linked to the man arrested in the attack on the border city.

The manifesto writer expresses concern an influx of Hispanics into the United States will replace aging white voters, potentially turning Texas blue in upcoming elections and swinging the White House to the Democrats. Federal prosecutors say they are treating the shooting as a domestic terrorism case.

Areu, whose Twitter handle calls herself a "Fox News 'liberal,'" tweeted Sunday afternoon:

"A manifesto of Hispanic hatred (link: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6067891279001/) video.foxnews.com/v/606789127900… ... Trump's name was yelled by the shooter during the shooting. Do with it as you will."

Areu noted in her appearance on "Media Buzz" that English-speaking news organizations may have left out the statements by Spanish-speaking witnesses simply because of the language barrier and not because of any kind of bias.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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