The demonstration, protest, and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, yesterday shamed our nation. A large number of racists, white supremacists, and skinheads rioted, and one of them used his car as a weapon to kill a woman and injure many others in his path.
Trump’s spineless response to acts of domestic terrorism was disgraceful. He blamed the violence on “many sides.” He could not bring himself to say the words “domestic terrorism,” “neo-Nazis,” “white supremacists.” KKK leader David Duke sent his thanks to Trump. It was Trump’s people who perpetrated the violence and brought chaos to the streets of Charlottesville. He could not denounce his base.
Many other Republican leaders, to their credit, did exactly that. They named the terrorists and white supremacists. Will they now acknowledge that this immoral, unethical man is not one of them? Will they denounce him for his craven response, for sending “best regards” to those who were mowed down by the terrorist car?
On Twitter at 6:02 pm, Soledad O’Brien posted a comment by the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer praising Trump.
“Trump comments were good. He didn’t attack us. He just said the nation should come together. Nothing specific against us.
“He said we need to study why people are so angry, and implied that there was hate…on both sides!
“So he implied the Anita are haters.
“There was virtually no counter-signaling of us at all.
“He said he loves us all.
“Also refused to answer a question about White Nationalists supporting him.
“No condemnation at all.
“When asked to condemn, he just walked out of the room.
“Really, really good.
“God bless him”
Now Jeff Sessions will investigate. This is a nightmare. There is no end in sight. Time to get up and join the resistance. Keep your eyes on 2018. Then 2020. And pray we are not in a nuclear war before then.
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