Trump returns to cowardice – blames opposition to Nazis and Klan for clash

Trump speaking at his NYC Berghof

President Trump on Tuesday condemned the counter-protesters who showed up at Saturday’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, stating that they had attacked the other group and were partially responsible for the violence that ensued. His comments drew swift criticism from those who believed the president was attempting to justify the initial rally, which was meant to protest the removal of a Confederate monument and unite white supremacists and Nazi-sympathizers behind a common cause…

Trump then claimed that the counter-protesters initiated the clashes by “violently attacking the other group.” He did not present evidence to support the claim.

Those poor little racists and nazis need Trump to defend them, I guess.

He’s already gathering in the fruits of his sophistry getting congratulations from the Klan leader David Duke:

Sorry, folks. I have no sympathy for folks who were gullible enough to believe Trump’s campaign lies. All he did was imitate the worst of the politicians he said he condemned. That’s flattery, not an alternative.

Now, the whole nation must suffer under a morally bankrupt, profiteering thug. The United States is a laughingstock to the rest of the world. We are ruled by a man without the courage to stand up to racism and bigotry, a man who condemns ordinary citizens whose home town is invaded by criminals and push back to let them know they are not wanted.

14 thoughts on “Trump returns to cowardice – blames opposition to Nazis and Klan for clash

  1. Mike says:

    Almost 100 people were murdered over the last five years by registered users of Stormfront, the largest racist Web forum in the world, according to a report released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The forum in effect acts to nurture budding killers and give them moral support, the report says. A similar racist forum, Vanguard News Network (VNN), was used by neo-Nazi and former Klan leader Frazier Glenn Cook (formerly Miller), who was charged earlier this week with the murder of three people he mistakenly believed were Jews. Miller logged more than 12,000 posts on VNN in recent years.

  2. moss says:

    Republicans pat themselves on the back for telling the press – off the record – they oppose what Trump is doing for Nazis, KKK, fascists of all flavors. Out loud, so far, they smile and sound conversational about moving forward by working together.

    Whatever that’s supposed to mean.

    Cowardly as Trump.

  3. morey says:

    “No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes…”

    @MittRomney tweet replying to Trump.

  4. Can't happen here says:

    “What it means to be an American Nazi in 2017” “There are neo-Nazi organizations in the US, including the National Socialist Movement (formerly the American Nazi Party). But you don’t have to be a member to qualify as a modern-day Nazi. In fact, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, and white nationalists are all effectively Nazis, regardless of whether or not they choose to go by that name, according to Federico Finchelstein, a professor of history at the New School for Social Research whose work focuses on the relationship between populism and fascism. That’s because all of these groups exhibit the fundamental traits of Nazism—chiefly racism, anti-Semitism, and the glorification of political violence.”
    After Charlottesville a 1943 Anti-Fascist Short Film Is going viral
    “Don’t Be a Sucker.” U.S. War Department (first released in 1943)

  5. Herrenvolk® says:

    “Not My America” Video-game publisher Bethesda Softworks ( ) tapped into the contentious political climate in the US to produce a powerful advertisement for its upcoming first-person shooter, “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.” As armored soldiers march across a street lined with Nazi flags, a simple, yet bold message flashes across the screen: “NOT MY AMERICA.” A trailer for the game trailer includes the message “Make America Nazi-Free Again – there’s also promotion labeled #NoMoreNazis #Wolf2
    As a result alt-right gamers are now attacking Bethesda for pushing an anti-Nazi message.

  6. TV Star says:

    “White nationalists return to Charlottesville” (BBC 10/8/17) The brief torch-lit rally was organized by Richard Spencer, the founder of a right-wing website and think-tank who has made a series of controversial comments at public events, including allegedly advocating “peaceful” ethnic cleansing. In videos he posted between 40 and 50 protesters can be heard chanting “You will not replace us” and “we will be back”. The group, all dressed similarly and holding lit torches, could also be heard chanting “the south will rise again” and “Russia is our friend”.

  7. Update says:

    “A reputed Hitler admirer accused of plowing a car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, killing a young woman, was charged Wednesday with federal hate crimes in a case arising from the white nationalist rally that stirred accusations President Donald Trump was emboldening racists.” (Chicago Tribune June 27, 2018)
    “Who are the far-right Proud Boys? The group describes itself as ‘Western chauvinist’ and often brags about physical confrontations with anti-fascists.” (Al Jazeera 7/18/18)

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