While Jews were shot for being Jewish by an armed white man this weekend, @realDonaldTrump — who has emboldened white nationalists and incited white nationalist violence — spoke at the @NRA convention to advocate for more guns for more white men.
He is to blame. https://t.co/hUyqLXaKuh
— Sophie Ellman-Golan (@EgSophie) April 27, 2019
Multiple law enforcement sources confirm to NBC News that the suspect in the Poway synagogue shooting is 19-year-old John T. Earnest.
According to a manifesto, published online shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday, Earnest also takes responsibility for an Escondido Mosque arson a month prior. During that incident, Earnest spray-painted messages referencing the New Zealand mosque shooting.
The synagogue shooting and the mosque arson were less than 9 miles apart.