Yesterday’s outbreak of violence and hate from a radical white terrorist in the small town of Charlottesville, Va. was yet another reminder of the new ugly America that has emerged since Trump’s hate-ridden presidential election. His entire entry into the otherwise serious and staid political arena was awakening alt-right racists with his constant torture of Obama and birther conspiracy. And his complete and utter lack of vision, maturity, and willingness to address the radical white nationalist terrorists he brought out of the basements seems to be getting do better:
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. 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,” said Trump during a brief pres conference yesterday.
But the mayor of Charlottesville is not letting Trump off the hook so easily.
Charlottesville Democratic Mayor Michael Signer assailed Trump for emboldening the racists that took part in yesterday’s large white nationalist rally. Moreover, Signer directly called out Trump for all the vile racism and violence that beset his toxic presidential campaign:
“Look at the campaign he ran,” Signer said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“Look at the intentional courting both, on the one hand, of all these white supremacists, white nationalist groups like that, anti-Semitic groups,” Signer said. “And then look on the other hand, the repeated failure to step up, condemn, denounce, silence, you know, put to bed all those different efforts.”
One woman died after being plowed over by a worthless white nationalist, 2 others were killed in a chopper incident that sought to quell hostilities, and 13 more were injured. But nothing to see here, folks. Just boys being boys.
Here’s the entire CNN interview with Mayor Michael Signer:
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