Does Trump care that a white supremacist just killed someone essentially in his name?

Donald Trump didn't drive the car involved in Saturday's fascist terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, but he most definitely provided the fuel.

Donald Trump used to viciously attack former President Obama for not calling every act of violence committed by a Muslim "a terrorist attack" So why won't he use those words to describe what happened this weekend in Charlottesville?

He finally condemned white supremacy yesterday - two whole days after a white supremacist killed 1 person and injured 19 more in an attack on an anti-racist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump's "condemnation" was read from a teleprompter, and he put just about zero effort into it.

"Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."

And that was about it.

Trump didn't even take any questions.

Oh yeah - and after a press conference later on in the day, the president responded to another question about condemning white supremacy by whining about "fake news".

Trump: "We had a press conference. We just had a press conference."

CNN's Jim Acosta: "Can we ask you more questions, then, sir?"

Trump: "That wouldn't bother me at all. But, you know, I like real news, not fake news. You’re fake news."

I really can't believe I'm asking this, but does the President of the United States care that a white supremacist just killed someone essentially in his name?

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Arrgy's picture
Arrgy 5 weeks 3 hours ago
#1

DNC Progressives!!! Letter to https://lnkd.in/gkVBTQT

Call it! Constitutional crisis

I've been hearing bits of it on radio Resistance. I CAN NOT believe what tRump is saying!!! He's one of them, no doubt, if there ever was one! He can't differentiate between people defending their country, the same way we stormed Normandy and the invasion on our soil! Did you hear our Nazi president? We need to start impeachment TODAY. Our President just convicted himself of treason!

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Arrgy 5 weeks 3 hours ago
#2

The civil war just began. They gather at rallies, what do we do? They're deadly violent. Can we get our government to step in before it comes to more violence?

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jennyez 5 weeks 2 hours ago
#3

I live 25 minutes from downtown Charlottesville, VA; I am saddened that the president does not have the consciousness to 1. Take this opportunity to state that this violent act is an act of terrorism 2. Stand up for our country with integrity ; it is clear to me we cannot depend or count on our leaders to help us in so many areas. We must bond together, brothers and sisters that we are in this country, and each be the change we want to see in this country. It must begin with each of us, doing our part. I do not condone hate against hate and do not condone violence. Together...without the help of the elected leaders for they are blind to truth apparently.....we must effect a change in so many areas. I continue to follow the advice of real men such as Sen. Bernie Sanders.

grantellsworth 5 weeks 2 hours ago
#4

Utterly disgusted. Trump (Trampolini), Pense, Ryan, McConnell, These are the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse incarnate. It's time for sedition followed by insurrection!

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Kend 5 weeks 1 hour ago
#5

Wow blaming Trump for this is huge stretch. This was a crazy nut case that drove that car. Not Trump. We should be talking about how to stop all this hate. Not how soon the President makes a statement about it. It is like no cares about the victims. I guess caring doesn't sell advertising.

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PhilipHenderson 5 weeks 1 hour ago
#6

Donald J. Trump is an enabler for the Alt-Right. He is pleased to see this rally in Virginia with all the people who came together to protest the lowering of a statue of General Lee. He is with the Alt-Right. He has some folks in his Administration who advise him who are Alt-Right. His statement Monday was heartless and insincere. He was merely reading what someone else had written for him. DJT's statement on Saturday and his comments on Tuesday, August 15 represent his heartfelt sentiment about the events in Virginia. He is with the White Supremacists. DJT is not with America, he is with a fringe far right political wing that is why he praises Putin so frequently. These hard right dictators are his role models. None of this is a surprise that is how he ran his campaign.

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2950-10K 4 weeks 6 days ago
#7

When did holding a mirror up to someone and their vebosity become fake news? Sorry Donny, that's who you are, and It's CNN's job to report it...even illegit public servants need to be scrutinized.

Trump's racism was crystal clear to me long before he added Bannon, and General Beauregard to his cabinet. Trump, foxaganda, and the fascist/alt right corpse media have all supercharged the White Supremacists.

If only these brainwashed nut jobs knew the truth about the billionaire control of their beloved right- wing. They're just a bunch of suckers soaked in hate by Bannon's Breitbart, Alex Jones, Limpball, Trump, Foxaganda, take your hate talk pick. 95 % of all political media is right-wing and that's how these pathetic losers learned to hate their fellow man.

Be well aware..the chaos has even started yet...it's 1929 again.

Outback 4 weeks 6 days ago
#8

None of this should surprise anyone. Trump has been a hate monger from the onset of his campaign for POTUS. Prior to that he had firmly established himself as a bona fide sociopath in his business dealings. He is totally corrupt, both morally and intellectually, to the extent he can actually claim an intellect. I suspect he has handlers that tower above him on both fronts in that negative sense, and whose names will nevrer appear in the media.

What they have accomplished is to fragment our sorry, simple minded society into a number of camps that are now engaged in open hostility with each other. Divide and conquer. The most insidious of these is the self serving center right business owners that would sell their grandmother if it added a nickel to their bottom line. They are Trump's real base. Below that are the under educated but otherwise honest working class that I equate with the Virginia coal miners. They are just trying to survive and are grasping at straws. Then there is this tiny lunatic "alt right" fringe that, when the chips are down, will be quickly dispatched by either the police state or the far more numerous silent segment of the population that is equally well armed if push comes to shove.

If ever there was an argument to be made on the merits of the Second Amendment, we are now looking it in the eye. If that day comes (I hope it doesn't in my lifetime) you will find Americans, black, white, red, hispanic, whatever, lined up shoulder to shoulder to take this country back from the oligarchs that are our mutual underlying problem. It's happened before. It'll likely happen again.

bollivar 4 weeks 6 days ago
#9

You are so correct. As Robert Reich put it, there are (4) yes four means to impeach Rump right now and the 5th is coming. The only way to beat the evil, degenerate Repubs is the 2018 elections. Repubs do not consider their constituents, unless they are rich, to be significant at all. Sure there are Demoncrats walking the same path as the Repubs, but the Repubs like to rub our noses in their butts.

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sallywoolley 4 weeks 6 days ago
#10

Your President (he is not my President) is uneducated, unaware of the dynamics of various groups within the US, unaware and ignorant of the dynamics of other cultures & nations, ignorant of the various aspects of life in the US, ignorant of the challenges facing Americans in everyday life. He is controlled by the very rich (the oligarchs) (his real base) who are also ignorant of most aspects of life in the US. Nor do they care. In addition, he is impulsive, irresponsible, corrupt, unintelligent, insensitive, lacking in empathy, self-centered, narcissistic, and always power hungry. He is a bigot, a racist, a liar, a self indulgent child. He misrepresented what he stood for and what he did not stand for in the campaign. He has the ethics of a piss ant. Everyday, his ideas are played out. He does not care what happens to the United States. He is a traitor. It is time to Dump Thump.

Impeach the Rump-

New Ideas. SOLVE PROBLEMS

STOP STARTING WARS

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changeX 4 weeks 6 days ago
#11

White supremacist is a white washed term.

Apparently, Jared Kushner Hires Horror-Film Publicist to Run PR for His New White House Office.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/kushner-hires-horror-house-publicist-to-run-his-pr.html

Donald Trump's 2020 slogan 'Keep America Great' is same as horror movie tagline The Purge: Election Year.

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2950-10K 4 weeks 6 days ago
#12

Where does Amendement #I provide for the assembly of armed and hate filled individuals as part of freedom of speech? Their protest was unconstitiutional right from the start and law enforcement needed to respond to that. The words "peaceful assembly" were not by accident.

Trump's blame of the "alt left" just serves to highlight his racism. I had a friend, a resident of Chartlottesville, who attended the protest...she described her group as "Peaceniks."

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Kilosqrd 4 weeks 6 days ago
#14

I guess that we can equate the left wing nut job who shot Rep Scaliese with all the other left wingers, meaning OWS, BLM and alt-left up to and including Bernie Sanders.

K2

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Kilosqrd 4 weeks 6 days ago
#15

"Donald Trump didn't drive the car involved in Saturday's fascist terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, but he most definitely provided the fuel." TH

Thom,

Who provided the fuel for the left-winger who shot a republican member of the HoR?

K2

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Guy Josserand 4 weeks 6 days ago
#16

He didn't drive the car. But he drove the driver.

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Guy Josserand 4 weeks 6 days ago
#17

Trump did not drive the car but he sure as hell drove the driver.

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kmt 4 weeks 6 days ago
#18

This is in response to the question that arose today on the radio show re: the OK signal. (I've tried to log on to more relevant Hartmann forums today, but they won't accept my password or username for some reason!) The answer is simple but hard to fathom for people not aware of the occult underbelly of the Nazi party. The Nazi party was born out of the Thule party, based on the German mysticism version of Blavatsky's and the Freemasons' traditions and iconography. The swastika, a rune that had been around for ages, was established by Blavatsky as the symbol for the "Aryans," a term she came up with, if memory serves. These occult-based organizations universally use signals like the OK sign as dog whistles, among other functions. The OK signal represents Lucifer - the circle and three fingers creating 666. This is very popular with occult-masonic groups of all kinds, including the KKK.

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Ou812 4 weeks 6 days ago
#19

#17 Josserand:

How do you know who, or what drove the driver?

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