BILL PRESTRIDGE, San Clemente
Jay Gaskins, in his letter to the editor, states that the shootings in El Paso are the result of an “insane, mentally deranged psychopath.” While this is definitely true, Donald Trump is also responsible due to his hate-filled rhetoric and fascist-type rallies. His calling immigrants “foreign invaders” in 2,000 campaign ads gets mentally ill people going for their guns for combat. When Trump asked at a rally in Florida, “How do you stop these people (referring to immigrants)?” a person in the crowd yelled, “Shoot them!” The crowd cheered, and Trump just grinned and said nothing. Trump is responsible for the actions of his mob of unstable supporters.