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?