Before embarking Marine 1 to fly to Air Force 1 on his way to Dayton Ohio, Trump engaged in a press scrum on the south lawn of the White House. He was asked if his hate filled, anti-immigrant rhetoric had inspired the shooter in El Paso and Dayton. His answer was that what he says doesn't have any impact on what people do.

We can only hope that is true. As usual, the thoughtless, reality-challenged drivel that pours out of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has only demonstrated the depth of this man's ignorance.

Trump's rhetoric got him elected President of the United States in 2016.

Trump's rhetoric moves stock markets around the globe, usually downward.

Trump's rhetoric inspires those marginalized by their own paranoia and hatred, to believe they serve a just cause while engaging in violent and deadly acts against those the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES identifies as "invaders", "rapists", "murderers" and "drug dealers".

Vile and disgraceful of the office from which it is broadcast? Yes, Inconsequential? - not on your life.