aside The US President Has No Moral Authority As He Abets And Assists White Supremacists

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The republican President Donald J. Trump has been showing his true colors as he aided, abetted and provided cover for White Supremacist type groups and proved that he was only giving lip service when he denounced groups like White supremacists, White nationalists, racists, neo-Nazism a day earlier on August 14, 2017.

This is the same man that the GOP (republican party) and 80% of Evangelicals backed and promoted to become the US president. If they do not call him out specifically for his complete lack of moral compass, both groups will be tainted with the brush of supporting the sin of racism, and deservedly so.

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On August 15, 2017, Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman of the New York Times penned the following report, “Trump Gives White Supremacists an Unequivocal Boost.”

Excerpts:

“President Trump buoyed the white nationalist movement on Tuesday as no president has done in generations — equating activists protesting racism with the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who rampaged in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.”

White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Alejandro Alvarez/News2Share via REUTERS
Alejandro Alvarez/News2Share via REUTERS

“Never has he gone as far in defending their actions as he did during a wild, street-corner shouting match of a news conference in the gilded lobby of Trump Tower, angrily asserting that so-called alt-left activists were just as responsible for the bloody confrontation as marchers brandishing swastikas, Confederate battle flags, anti-Semitic banners and “Trump/Pence” signs.”

“Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth,” David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, wrote in a Twitter post shortly after Mr. Trump spoke.”

“Richard B. Spencer, a white nationalist leader who participated in the weekend’s demonstrations and vowed to flood Charlottesville with similar protests in the coming weeks, was equally encouraged. “Trump’s statement was fair and down to earth,” Mr. Spencer tweeted.”

Virginia State Troopers stand under a statue of Robert E. Lee before a white nationalist rally. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, a Democrat, wasted little time in accusing the president of adding to the divisions that put an unwanted spotlight on the normally peaceful college town.”

“Neo-Nazis, Klansmen and white supremacists came to Charlottesville heavily armed, spewing hatred and looking for a fight,” Mr. McAuliffe said. “One of them murdered a young woman in an act of domestic terrorism, and two of our finest officers were killed in a tragic accident while serving to protect this community. This was not ‘both sides.’”

A counter-protester yells at white nationalists. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“No word in the Trump lexicon is as tread-worn as “unprecedented.” But members of the president’s staff, stunned and disheartened, said they never expected to hear such a voluble articulation of opinions that the president had long expressed in private. The National Economic Council chairman, Gary D. Cohn, and the Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, who are Jewish, stood by uncomfortably as the president exacerbated a controversy that has once again engulfed a White House in disarray.”

“I’ve condemned neo-Nazis,” Mr. Trump told reporters, who interrupted him repeatedly when he seemed to equate the actions of protesters on each side.

“He spoke of “very fine people on both sides.” And of the demonstrators who rallied on Friday night, some chanting racist and anti-Semitic slogans, he said, “You had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest and very legally protest.”

White nationalists clash with a group of counter-protesters. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“Since the 1960s, Republican politicians have made muscular appeals to white voters, especially those in the South, on broad cultural grounds. But as a rule, they have taken a hard line on the party’s racist, nativist and anti-Semitic fringe. Presidents Ronald Reagan, George Bush and George W. Bush roundly condemned white supremacists.”

“But Mr. Trump, who has repeatedly said he is not prejudiced, has been equivocal in his public or private statements against white nationalists and other racist organizations.”

“On Saturday, in his first comments on Charlottesville, Mr. Trump blamed the violence on protesters from “many sides.”

“After a storm of criticism over his remarks, Mr. Trump’s aides persuaded him to moderate his message by assigning explicit blame for the violence on far-right agitators, which led to a stronger denunciation of hate groups — emailed to reporters and attributed to an unnamed “spokesperson.”

Rescue workers assist people who were injured when a car drove through a group of counter protestors at the "Unite the Right" rally. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“When that failed to quell the controversy, aides, including Mr. Trump’s new chief of staff, John F. Kelly, pressed him to make another public statement. Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, urged him to take a more moderate stance, according to two people familiar with the situation. But as with so many other critical moments in Mr. Trump’s presidency, the two were on vacation, this time in Vermont.”

“Grudgingly, Mr. Trump agreed.”

“Racism is evil,” the president said on Monday (8/14/17), delivering a statement from the White House that was written with aides during airplane and helicopter flights.”

“Those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the K.K.K., white supremacists and other hate groups,” he added — in response to bipartisan condemnation of his more equivocal statements during the first 48 hours of the crisis.”

Rescue workers transport a victim who was injured when a car drove through a group of counter protestors at the "Unite the Right" rally. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“But his unifying tone, which his staff characterized as more traditionally presidential, quickly gave way to a more familiar Trump approach. No sooner had he delivered the Monday statement than he began railing privately to his staff about the news media. He fumed to aides about how unfairly he was being treated, and expressed sympathy with nonviolent protesters who he said were defending their “heritage,” according to a West Wing official.”

“He felt he had already given too much ground to his opponents, the official said.”

 “During the 2016 presidential campaign, Mr. Trump attracted a significant following of white supremacists, expressed sympathy with white southerners fighting to preserve monuments for Confederate icons and was slow to distance himself from racists like Mr. Duke.”

A woman who was injured when a car drove through a group of counter protesters at the "Unite the Right" rally. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“The president’s fury grew Monday (8/14/17) as members of a White House business council began to resign to protest his reaction to Charlottesville. As usual, Mr. Trump found his voice by tweeting angrily about the news media.”

By Tuesday afternoon (8/14/17), Mr. Trump’s staff sensed the culmination of a familiar cycle: The president was about to revert to his initial defiant stance. As Mr. Trump approached the microphone in the lobby of Trump Tower on Tuesday, aides winced at the prospect of an unmediated president. With good reason.

“Alt-left” groups were also “very violent,” Mr. Trump said early in his exchange with reporters.

A local resident of Charlottesville who did not wish to be identified, wipes tears from her eyes at a vigil for those killed and injured when a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
REUTERS/Jim Bourg

“He went on to assign “blame on both sides” — echoing his comments on Saturday, and reigniting a fight that has sunk staff morale after a brief bump in enthusiasm that followed the hiring of Mr. Kelly, who was to impose discipline on a chaotic West Wing.”

“Eric Cantor, a former Republican congressman from Virginia who was a member of Republican leadership, was horrified by what took place in Charlottesville, and said the president needed to have spoken out earlier.”

“It really did demand a statement at the very beginning,” said Mr. Cantor, who is Jewish. He added that efforts by the president to equate the actions of the counterprotesters, however violent they may have been, with the neo-Nazis and the driver of the car that murdered a protester were “unacceptable.”

“There’s no moral equivalence,” Mr. Cantor said.”

12 comments

  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    ANYONE STILL SUPPORTING THIS WASTE OF A HUMAN BEING IS COMPLICIT AND CARRIES THE SHAME OF SIDING WITH WHITE SUPREMACY HATE GROUPS AND NAZIS!
    No ifs or buts about this … there’s only ONE side to be on!
    History will judge this man, his followers and supporters harshly! The MAN is unredeemable … #Impeach … #Remove … or forever be in the wrong side of history!

  2. This presidency is one big train wreck. And we then have the North Koreans to contend with. I’m truly concerned this year about the military training exercises in South Korea the end of this month. 😦 — Suzanne

    • Dear Suzanne,

      The one good thing about the Trump/ Charlottesville train wreck is that it deterred DDT from talking about N Korea.

      In the meantime, the Defense Secretary General Mattis and the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with the help of the Chinese have managed to get the N Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to back down on taking any action against Guam or any other country.

      Hugs, Gronda

  3. Gronda, it comes down to is this who want to make your bed with Mr. Trump? The head of the KKK in NC is on record saying he is glad the woman was killed as she was just a communist. The bar to denounce neo-Nazis is very low, but even Trump could not reach that bar. Keith

    • Dear Keith,

      With DDT in the WH the roaches are coming into the sunlight instead of hiding in dark spaces. They are worst of humanity to where they have to be shunned as long as they continue to practice their hate-mongering.

      Hugs, Gronda

  4. Put him back 75-ish years ago.
    “Yes. Well I’m sorry that the Germans bombed Warsaw and Rotterdam and all those other places. I hate bombing. But you have to remember that the British and the French bombed German towns too. And they shot at German soldiers. You have to remember that,”
    God Help America.
    Roger

    • Dear Roger,

      The president is a fraud. He stands for nothing. What father would support these White supremacists who would refer to his Jewish son-in-law and grandson in the most derogatory terms?

      75 years ago, the Nazis that he admires would have been transporting his son-in-law and grandchild to the concentration camps.

      Hugs, Gronda

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