White House releases phony Trump statement that he condemns white supremacists and racists following protests that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. Um, we didn’t hear Donald Trump explicitly condemn white supremacy during his presser yesterday, which sparked a fierce backlash from lawmakers and many people.
The statement from the White House, which had no name attached to it states: “The president said very strongly in his statement yesterday that condemns all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred and of course, that includes white supremacists, KKK, neo-nazi and all extremist groups. He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together.”
That’s a far cry from what Trump said yesterday: “But we’re closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America. What is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives. No citizen should ever fear for their safety and security in our society, and no child should ever be afraid to go outside and play, or be with their parents, and have a good time.”
The White House is trying to spin Donald Trump’s words to mean something else. He needs to show true leadership and denounce these white terrorists as he would if this involved Muslims. Don’t be fooled into thinking that statement from the White House was from Mr. Trump. It wasn’t.