president trump addresses the charlottesville rallies from his golf club in new jersey

Trump Can’t Bring Himself to Hold White Supremacists Accountable

On Friday night in Charlottesville, Virginia, a series of white nationalist, neo-Nazi marches, replete with lit Tiki torches and chants supporting the “reclamation” of American soil, erupted near and on the University of Virginia campus. As Saturday progressed, tensions escalated and the hundreds of racists were met by significant packs of counter-protesters and Black Lives Matter activists. Just a few hours ago, a car barreled into a pack of counter-protesters, claiming the lives of one person and injuring several others. A short while after the fatal incident, presented with his first chance to publicly denounce the white supremacist rallies that led to the horrifying act, Trump blamed the tragedy on “hate from many sides,” evading an opportunity to hold white nationalists responsible for their bigoted and murderous agenda.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides,” said Trump as he took the podium for a brief appearance at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. He continued, “It has been going on for a long time in our country—not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America.” If by “it,” Trump was referring to the long-documented disenfranchisement of minorities and immigrants in America, and the casual approach the government consistently takes to correcting that trend, he would be speaking accurately.

However, that is not what Trump meant. Trump got to be president by outwardly promoting some of the beliefs that were chanted in Charlottesville on Friday, and the White House was not shy in clarifying that Trump was placing the onus on both white supremacists and the counter-protesters.

Never mind that the white nationalists were in Charlottesville pledging their allegiance to the ghost of Adolf Hitler. Never mind the fact that these groups support an immigrant-free America, while Trump has claimed that his so-called “Muslim ban” isn’t one. Never mind the fact that the car that went screaming down a packed street today finished its brief journey in a throng of counter-protesters, in an act that by all indications was deliberate. Nope. In the eyes of Trump, the picketing white nationalists had as much reason to be upset as the counter-protesters that showed up. And both of them need to knock it off while he focuses on North Korea.

Is this what it looks like to ‘become president”?

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