From around the internet, reactions to what happened in Charlotteville, Virginia, and Trump's weak and and massively unpresidential response:
"...the President of the United States, after one person has been confirmed dead after a car deliberately drove into a group of anti-racist counter-protestors, has just condemned these violent acts “on many sides.” the President of the United States, after one person has been confirmed dead after a car deliberately drove into a group of anti-racist counter-protestors, has just condemned these violent acts “on many sides.”
This is literally the same as saying that he condemns the violent actions of Nazis, as well as the groups protesting the Nazis.
All I’m saying is that if violent acts are happening in your name and endorsed by David Duke and perpetrated by people waving signs with your name on it and wearing hats with your catchphrase on it, after you have asked Jeff Sessions and the department of Justice to stop investigating white supremacist terror groups exactly like this one, and all you can say is “I condemn this on many sides” rather than “stop doing this in my name” or “white supremacy is not tolerated in this country” or without using the phrase “domestic terrorism,” you’ll have to forgive me for drawing the logical conclusion that the President of the United States, in choosing his words carefully so as not to offend a racist, torch-wielding mob, gives more fucks about the feelings of actual Nazis than anyone or anything else.
If you’re willing to speak “off the cuff” about North Korean missile strikes or classified intel or fallen soldiers or disabled reporters or Gold Star families but recognize that your words have impact when you’re worried about offending ACTUAL NAZIS, may you and every single person who ever defended you feel a shame that burns hotter than any collection of tiki torches.
Only 8 months into the Trump Presidency we are on the brink of nuclear war and Nazis are in streets of an American city. Seems about right.
*50 yrs ago:
“Nazis are bad.”
*10 yrs ago*
“Nazis are bad.”
“Actually the 1st amendment…”
Trump, if he’d been President when Nazi Germany invaded Poland: “We condemn this egregious hatred and violence on many sides. On many sides”
The ‘alt-right’ term was an attempt to rebrand the far-right.
But if it looks like a Nazi and speaks like a Nazi, a Nazi is what it is.
More than 400,000 Americans lost their lives to defeat this in World War II.
Now they march in Virginia. And the POTUS blames the patriots who counter the filthy Nazis with "many sides."
What a disgusting, weak, little coward Trump is. He's too afraid to condemn the Nazi scum, because THEY ARE HIS BASE!
Think about that hard and long: Trump's base is the alt-right, they're even part of his administration, and the alt-right are NAZIS. We saw that in Charlotteville yesterday in all its ugly and dirty reality. A part of our population supports what thousands and thousands of Americans gave their lives fighting: NAZISM.
SICK! SICK! SICK!