Twitter explodes after Donald Trump fails to specifically repudiate white nationalists, white supremacists and the alt-right movement after protests turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. “Not Donald Trump” is trending after Trump’s lukewarm repudiation of the violence.
Trump said, “”We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides. On many sides.”
— ABC News (@ABC) August 12, 2017
He seems to think that white nationalist terrorists have a right under the constitution to do what they did today:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 12, 2017
Donald Trump couldn’t bring himself to repudiate white supremacists directly. This is the man who led the birther movement against Barack Obama for years. It’s a disgrace that he cannot utter the words to disavow. Pretty shameful.
Twitter had a lot to say:
The poison spewed by Nazis, white supremacists, and the KKK is not who we are as a country. Takes less than 140 characters to say it.
— Sally Yates (@SallyQYates) August 13, 2017
We have nazi sympathizers and white nationalists in the White House. Condemn them too. They should not be receiving taxpayer money.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 12, 2017
There is only one side. #charlottesville
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 12, 2017
Never forgive this President for the climate he created that resulted in today.
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) August 12, 2017
In case you're wondering if President Trump inspires neo-nazis–this is from their publication The Daily Stormer: pic.twitter.com/cT4OZv7VMP
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) August 12, 2017
"Not everyone who voted for him is a racist, but all racists voted for him."
— Pete Souza (@PeteSouza) August 12, 2017
Condemning Nazis marching in the streets should be the easiest thing a President ever does and Trump still managed to screw it up
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) August 12, 2017
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) August 12, 2017
Guess it's hard to disavow bigots and hate when they are amongst your key strategists. #Charlottesville
— NAACP (@NAACP) August 12, 2017
We have a President who won't stand up to Nazis marching on our streets.
— Joel Benenson (@benensonj) August 12, 2017
What a pathetic statement.
We have a president who is scared of calling out racism and terrorism.
Disgraceful and disgusting. https://t.co/ObgKQb2PgZ
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) August 12, 2017
The President's ambiguity in this moment serves one purpose: to signal positively to the white supremacists whose support he enjoys. https://t.co/chwVyQkMqS
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) August 12, 2017
Trump is very, very specific when he wants to condemn someone – ask the Khans, Judge Curiel, Comey, his AG – his vagueness has a purpose.
— David French (@DavidAFrench) August 12, 2017
"on many sides"??? Only the alt-right was marching in the name of hate today, @realDonaldTrump. You're still courting their vote.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) August 12, 2017
Trump presser: violence "on many sides"… it's "not Donald Trump"… Then brags about economy WFT? He's a narcissistic racist sociopath.
— David Bradford (@bradfowd1) August 12, 2017
— Jacob Gil (@jacob4kids) August 12, 2017
Trump says no child should fear playing outside. What happened in #Charlottesville wasn't about kids. It was about white supremacists.
— Phil Elliott (@Philip_Elliott) August 12, 2017
Nazis held a rally with a militia and those who protested were attacked, resulting in a fatality. The President blamed both sides.
— Max Steele (@maxasteele) August 12, 2017
Any elected Republican who does not publicly support the impeachment of this de facto Domestic Terrorist president must be run out of office
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) August 12, 2017