Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that President Trump's inflammatory rhetoric "fanned the flames of hate" as a political strategy, creating a "license for a toxic brew of white supremacy to fester" in this country.
"There's one person that's directly responsible for the shooting in El Paso and that's the shooter. At the same time, as our national leader, you have a role to play in either fanning the flames of division or trying to bring Americans of different backgrounds together," the former San Antonio, Texas mayor said.
"Most presidents have chosen to bring people together," he added. "This president very early on made the choice to divide people for his own political benefit and these are some of the consequences we're seeing of that."