Donald Trump did not condemn white supremacists and white nationalists during a brief statement about the violent clash in Charlottesville, Va., saying, “”I love all of the people of our country.”
He did not talk about racism and was very uncomfortable. He has led the racist birther movement against Barack Obama and unleashed the worst in America with his presidency.
Trump talked about employment numbers when race-fueled protests turned violent, with the news that one person may have been killed when a car deliberately rammed counter protesters.
What jumped out at me was when he said he loved all people in America. I guess that includes white nationalists, the Ku Klux Klan and the alt-right movement.
When the presser ended and Trump walked away, he didn’t respond to questions regarding support from white nationalists to his administration. White nationalists serving in Trump’s administration include Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka.
Trump equalized white nationalists with their opponents: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides. On many sides.”
One person has died, 19 injured after a white nationalist deliberately drove into a crowd of counter-protesters.
Former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard tweeted: “I would recommend you [Donald Trump] take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists.”
I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists. https://t.co/Rkfs7O2Ykr
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) August 12, 2017
Watch Donald Trump address Charlottesville violence (truly pathetic):
— ABC News (@ABC) August 12, 2017
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 12, 2017
Here is how you should address to the nation:
VA Gov. McAuliffe to white supremacists in Charlottesville: "There is no place for you here in America."pic.twitter.com/JX5eU3FibC
— Christian C. (@dtxErgaOmnes) August 12, 2017