Former GOP campaign strategist Steve Schmidt said Monday that conservative media figures such as Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin have “blood on their hands” in the aftermath of the Saturday shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue that claimed 11 lives.
“The propaganda industry that [Kellyanne Conway] commands, with the vile president that she serves, abetted by Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh and Breitbart and NewsBusters and Judicial Watch and all the rest of them, have blood on their hands for the incitements that they have made that have triggered and radicalized these crazy people,” Schmidt said on MSNBC Monday, in regards to the anti-Semitic assault on the Tree of Life synagogue.
The author and commentator said President Trump “scapegoats minority populations” and his media allies amplify the rhetoric.
“He alleges conspiracies. He creates a sense of shared and virtuous victimhood, positions himself as the avenger,” Schmidt said.