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Coast residents concerned about hateful political climate

Some people point the finger of blame of social media where radical views are posted. (Photo source: WLOX) Some people point the finger of blame of social media where radical views are posted. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Wednesday's shooting in Virginia at the Republican baseball team practice is the latest example of politics turning violent.

The country seems to be divided to a point where people are angrier than ever.

Social media is filled with more and more rhetoric that shows Americans are experiencing strong feelings, and anger, over politicians and issues. President Trump, who has been a target and a source of some of the divisive attacks and who was included in the Virginia shooter's Facebook rants,asked the country to come together after the tragic shooting.

"We are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good." President Trump said. 

Over at Mary Mahoney's restaurant in Biloxi, the Businessman's Club had its regular meeting and people expressed worry about the current political atmosphere.

"It's completely out of control now. There doesn't seem to be any standards or sense of decency. It's just anything goes," said Biloxi resident Ron Peresich.

"There's not a sense of politics where people can disagree. If you don't agree with a certain side, it's just so much hate," added George Bradley of Biloxi.

In a rare display of bipartisanship, Republican Paul Ryan and Democrat  Nancy Pelosi both appealed for unity.

Some people point the finger of blame of social media where radical views are posted, shared, liked, and ignite sometimes combative engagement.

"I think we've lost our moral values in this country," said Ann Cowart said.

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