Trump condemns violence erupting at white nationalist protest - page 2

Trump responded about an hour after the governor of Virginia declared an emergency. "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in... Read More

  1. by   Lil Nel
    So the White Power proponents were spouting Trump rhetoric and values and sporting Trump hats. Anybody surprised?

    The young ones look like members of Hitler Youth, and the old ones, the overweight ones, carrying their beloved AR-15s, dressed in camo, just look like idiots. What a sorry lot of folks. I am embarrassed that they are citizens of this country.

    Personally, I believe the monuments should remain. This country must face it's racist past. It can't be erased away. It is something every American should be aware of, and understand the ramifications of slavery.
  2. by   herring_RN
    I am very disturbed that we have a president who will not condemn White supremacist violence and killing. He shows no emotion when Americans are killed by Americans.
    Enough is enough. Tell the TRUTH!
    We MUST NOT let this minority take over OUR country.
    They can learn better. Many have. People are happier when they are able to lose their hate.
    David Duke: Charlottesville protests about ‘fulfilling promises of Donald Trump’
    Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke appeared at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., prior to Saturday's violent clashes, saying that the event represented fulfilling the promises of President Trump.

    "This represents a turning point for the people of this country. We are determined to take our country back, we're going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump, and 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 and that's what we gotta do,"...

    David Duke: Charlottesville protests about ‘fulfilling promises of Donald Trump’ | TheHill



    The start of the protest was before dawn:
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  4. by   herring_RN
    ... After the deadly clash between hundreds of white supremacists and counter-protesters today in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Trump called for Americans to “come together."
    The problem is that Trump’s words are hollow.
    He used similar words in his victory speech in the wee hours of Nov. 9, even as white supremacists began to celebrate...
    Trump again refuses to take responsibility for a resurgence of white nationalism | Southern Poverty Law Center
    Charlottesville Driver Who Killed One Rallied With Alt-Right Vanguard America Group
    Charlottesville Driver Who Killed One Rallied With Alt-Right Vanguard America Group | Southern Poverty Law Center
    The web site of the people with torches:
    Vanguard America – Blood and Soil
    Last edit by herring_RN on Aug 13
  5. by   toomuchbaloney
    Trump showed the world that he was a white supremacist sympathizer when he tweeted things from their websites and openly courted their votes during the campaign.

    Republicans choose to ignore the racism that lives in the far right of their political ideology. Or they agree with it on some level.
  6. by   Lil Nel
    I hardly have the words to discuss Trump. I have said it here before, but I'll say it again: Not MY president. He is not worthy of an ounce of respect, as he gives nobody else an ounce of respect. I have no interest in what happens to him, or his family. None.

    I have no respect for Trump supporters. It is time for them to either admit to their mistake, and beg for forgiveness for being so short-sighted in their support for him, or embrace the fact that they are bigots. One or the other, please, because there is no defense of Trump and his policies.

    Pictures of overweight, angry, White men wearing camo and hugging assault weapons as though they were beloved children must make the rest of the world just shake it's head. I am ashamed of those photographs. Those pictured, and their families ought to be ashamed. They are a bunch of former school bullies, who grew up to be adult bullies. Nothing more.

    The patriotic folks were the men, women and children who turned out to confront the bigots.

    The death of the young woman yesterday was the result of an act of terrorism. It needs to be treated as such. Let's hold Trump accountable.
  7. by   herring_RN
    New Orleans Mayor Landrieu on criticism of Confederate statues' removal in emotional speech
    ... "It immediately begs the question why there are no slave ship monuments, no prominent markers on public land to remember the lynchings ... nothing to remember this long chapter of our lives of pain, of shame, all of it happening on the soil of New Orleans," Landrieu said.
    "So for those self-appointed defenders of history and monuments, they are eerily silent on what amounts to historical malfeasance — a lie by omission."...

    New Orleans mayor blasts critics of Confederate statues' removal in emotional speech | TheHill
  8. by   toomuchbaloney
    We will not stand passively by and watch Nazi and racist groups influence or shape the conversation of our society and government. The last time these type of folks put a fascist into a position of great authority, it took a world war to stop the crazy.

    Trump is the political leader of these ugly and hateful people. They wear his hats, salute his name, and support his xenophobic and authoritarian policies.

    Hail Trump.
  9. by   Lil Nel
    This is from the Washington Post. Again, let's be clear about who the White Power folks are: Trump's base.

    Less than a half-hour after Trump’s live remarks, the Daily Stormer had declared the president’s words as a signal of tacit support for their side:
    Trump comments were good. He didn’t attack us. He just said the nation should come together. Nothing specific against us.
    He said that we need to study why people are so angry, and implied that there was hate …*on both sides!
    So he implied the antifa are haters.
    There was virtually no counter-signaling of us at all.
    He said he loves us all.
  10. by   herring_RN
    Quote from Lil Nel
    I hardly have the words to discuss Trump. I have said it here before, but I'll say it again: Not MY president. He is not worthy of an ounce of respect, as he gives nobody else an ounce of respect. I have no interest in what happens to him, or his family. None.

    I have no respect for Trump supporters. It is time for them to either admit to their mistake, and beg for forgiveness for being so short-sighted in their support for him, or embrace the fact that they are bigots. One or the other, please, because there is no defense of Trump and his policies.

    Pictures of overweight, angry, White men wearing camo and hugging assault weapons as though they were beloved children must make the rest of the world just shake it's head. I am ashamed of those photographs. Those pictured, and their families ought to be ashamed. They are a bunch of former school bullies, who grew up to be adult bullies. Nothing more.

    The patriotic folks were the men, women and children who turned out to confront the bigots.

    The death of the young woman yesterday was the result of an act of terrorism. It needs to be treated as such. Let's hold Trump accountable.
    You are not alone:

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    No previous US president of modern times would have failed to condemn his country’s white nationalists. This one did...
    The Guardian view on Donald Trump and racism: a moral failure that shames America | Editorial | US news | The Guardian

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    As President Trump Declines to Condemn Nazi Marches, Portlanders Respond to Hate Attacks: “White Supremacy Is Real in This Country” - Willamette Week

    Ivanka Trump Denounces White Supremacy:
    Ivanka Trump Denounces White Supremacy After Charlottesville Violence - Us Weekly

    This One Tweet About The Alt- Right Rally Perfectly Sums Up Why White Supremacists Aren't "Oppressed"

    New Balance denounces white supremacist site for calling company’s footwear ‘official shoes of white people’ - National | Globalnews.ca

    Southern Baptist Convention DENOUNCES ‘ALT-RIGHT WHITE SUPREMACY’
    SBC denounces 'alt-right white supremacy' - Christian Index

    Republicans — and Democrats — call for Trump to denounce white supremacists after Charlottesville death

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  11. by   toomuchbaloney
    Are we seeing the clear evidence of Trump's base of deplorables yet?

    It's it yet clear to those well meaning Trump voters that Trump does not represent all Americans? Do they wonder about a man who has harsher things to say about members of Congress that he does members of the neo nazis and KKK?
  12. by   margin261
    So, trump had a chance to be presidential & a decent human being and- surprise! He couldn't quite pull it off.

    He pretty much blamed violence on "all sides" then offered "best regards" to families of those injured & killed. That's not bad- just awkward phrasing- IMO.

    The WH tried to bat clean up- a few times. 1st, saying he condemns all violence, then later, a statement & a DHS guy said of course he meant he condemned hatred & bigotry. But, he never said that.

    Ivanka chimed in today with her condemnation of hatred & a call for the country to unite. But that was after her Daddy released his newest campaign ad attacking all his enemies.

    trump is one of the most divisive leaders ever. Bannon, Miller & Gorka are alt right/white supremacists right in the WH advising him-ironically enough, right next to kushner who is Jewish! Insanity.

    Not that I think it will change anything, but I hope trump sees david duke's comments about the rally fulfilling trump's promises & the daily stormer article about trump NOT condemning white supremacists as domestic terrorists. They took his speech as approval. And finally, I want him to see that headline about that beautiful girl they killed & what those subhumans said about her. And I hope somewhere in his tiny brain he gets that he spawned this. For no other readon than to win an election for a job he didn't even want. And that he is failing miserably at.
  13. by   BCgradnurse
    I know I'm going to stir the pot, but so be it...

    I'm disappointed that our Conservative friends here have not spoken up against this atrocity. I'd really like to hear you denounce the White Nationalists and Neo-Nazis. If you don't, what are we supposed to think? That you condone the actions in Virginia, that you don't think what happened is a big deal? I don't really think you do support these groups, but it would be good to hear that. We are living in very scary times, and every person who speaks up against these hate crimes makes us, as a nation, a little bit stronger and cohesive.

    As JFK once quoted from Dante's Inferno, "The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of moral crisis preserve their neutrality."

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