Positive messages from President  about racists and white supremacists encourage violence, former New York City mayor charges in a CBS interview.

Bloomberg said he did not think were wrong to link Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric to the mass shooting in that killed 22 people in a .

“Words matter,” Bloomberg said on in an interview that’s airing Sunday. “The public reads, watches, listens” to what their leaders say, and that “changes their behavior,” he added. “People look to their leadership for guidance, and to say that it doesn’t have an effect is wrong.”

So “what the president says is very important, and if he supports or says nice things about racists, it encourages racism. If he goes and says

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