What Trump said about Virginia protesters
- Author: Jon Douglas Aug 16, 2017,
Aug 16, 2017, 14:40
Throughout his campaign, Trump tried to make the case that, if elected, he would be the president for everyone. There are two types of journalists: The ones who report that what the president believes is true, and the liars.
The revived Daily Stormer - which was shut down by tech companies but has re-emerged on the dark web - includes an article with the headline "Trump Defends Charlottesville Nazis Against Jew Media Lies, Condemns Antifa Terrorists".
He also blamed the "alt-left", a wholly imaginary group created as a sort of moral-equivalent boogeyman by both white nationalists and some liberals to create a sense of parity between a racist movement and efforts by normal non-racists to shut them down. By equating the two sides and portraying both as extremists, Mr Trump has forced people to choose one or the other, it says. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans. The #WhiteSupremacy groups will see being assigned only 50% of blame as a win.
Asked if he felt "the alt-left" is the same as "neo Nazis", Trump claimed not all of the Charlottesville protesters were "white supremacists, by any stretch".
In his remarks, Trump sympathised with protesters who opposed removing the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, but offered no equivalent remarks for those who favored its removal.
Three business leaders quit a Trump panel in protest on Monday and on Tuesday, Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, said on Twitter he was also resigning "because it is the right thing for me to do". According to a White House source, "He went rogue".
For Republicans who hoped the president might use the moment to send a new message about racism and their party, Trump failed the test.
"Gorsky said in a statement that ".if we aren't there standing up for our belief in diversity and inclusion, or if we fail to speak out when the situation demands it, then we have abdicated our.responsibility".
The resignations came after critics questioned Trump's decision not to call out white supremacists in a statement condemning the violence that erupted Saturday. Lee on Friday night, when the far-right marchers carried their torches through the University of Virginia campus.
To be clear, half the country voted for Trump; it would be wrong to suggest that the bulk of his supporters are aligned with white nationalism, or that our country is deeply and irrevocably bigoted just because Trump won.
- Trump's promise to build a massive wall along the southern border resonates with conservatives across the West and even in overwhelmingly white Northeastern states where Republicans fear the influx of illegal Hispanic immigrants. They care about white power and/or pride. Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore rejected "violence and hatred." Sen. "Trump is so fully out of his mind, he broke a general".
President Trump has once again blamed "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, that resulted in one death and almost 20 injuries. Trump recently endorsed odd.
It also shows that while he is always harping about not being a politician, he's pandering to his base of angry white men. Minutes later, Trump said that he watched Saturday's events "very closely". "I do think there's blame on both sides". Trump said in response to a reporter's question. When asked in an AP interview Tuesday about her comments, Bro did not repeat the praise for the president.
In this year's Virginia primary for the Republicans' candidate for governor, outsider Stewart lost to establishment favorite Ed Gillespie, but by less than 2 percentage points.
As soon as he was done reporters asked questions about his bad response to Saturday's white supremacist violence and murder in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"We can not sit on a council for a president who tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism", the statement said in part.