(SL) – “Hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.” ~ Donald Trump
He criticized Barrack Obama for not using the words Radical Islamic Terrorists but we’re still waiting on him to identify the lipstick on the pigs that ran a muck in Charlottesville. White Supremacy, White Nationalists…say it TRUMP.
Or are you avoiding the language because for all intents and purposes you lit the fire on the top of every torch they carried through the city. David Duke certainly didn’t mince words when he said, “We are determined to take our country back,” Duke said from the rally, calling it a “turning point.We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back.”
Not surprised by Donald Trump’s response or lack there of after calling for law and order during his campaign and waking the David Dukes in the world. Trump has called for violence publicly and has welcomed the support of the KKK, so the fact that white nationalists feel emboldened right now is fitting.
David Duke, the former KKK grand wizard, is unambiguous about what Saturday’s alt-right and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, means to him: It’s the fulfillment of President Trump’s vision for America.
When Trump tweeted “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”
David Duke responded, “I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists.”
One person who isn’t afraid to stand up to the KKK, Nazis or White Supremacists is Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe CBS Reports he decried the supporters of white nationalism who descended upon Charlottesville during a press conference Saturday, after protests there left one dead and more than 30 injured in clashes earlier in the day.
“You pretend that you are patriots, but you are anything but a patriot,” McAuliffe, flanked by Charlottesville’s mayor and police chief, said in a message to white nationalists.
“We are stronger than you,” the Democratic governor added. “You have made our commonwealth stronger. You will not succeed. There is no place for you here.”
McAuliffe said he had spoken to President Trump earlier in the day. Mr. Trump declined to name white supremacists or any specific group, saying violence “on many sides” was to blame. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), urged the president to “call evil by its name,” and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah followed with similarly tough statements.
Mr. Trump ignored a question from a reporter as to what he would say to white supremacists who voiced support for him Saturday.
The already-violent protests turned deadly when a car plowed into a sea of counter-protesters Saturday. The incident — which is being treated as a criminal homicide investigation — left an unidentified 32-year-old woman dead and 19 others injured. An additional 15 people were hurt in separate incidents.
“This day will not define us,” Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer said.
The “Unite the Right” rally was originally supposed to protest the removal of a statute of confederate General Robert E. Lee.