Trump to White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis – I’m Condemning You
What was it? Something like 36 hours after the race fueled attack in Charlottesville, Virginia that Trump finally grew up, grew a pair and condemned racists, calling out White Supremacists groups and Neo-Nazis.
I don’t know about any of you, but I was sitting on the edge of my seat for this one.
“Racism is evil and those who cause violence in the its name are criminals and thugs, including KKK, Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans, those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike the very core of America.”
I’m impressed actually, quite. Who really wrote that, was it his wife? Trump certainly did not come up with that on his own, I think we all know that.
Many are wondering why he waited so long, perhaps he realized that in calling these groups out he might risk losing a large pool of voters he had nicely sitting in his back pocket.
But, then again will he really lose them, he did wait 36 hours before condemning them, which may have left many thinking, “he doesn’t really mean it.”
And, let’s not forget because how could we that, Trump was during the 2016 Presidential election a bigot, racist and womanizing pig, so why would any of these groups take him seriously and for that matter why would any of you?
It hasn’t been that long since the election and people don’t change overnight.
Let’s also not forget that over the weekend Saturday, right after the attack in Trump’s initial speech, he blamed “many sides” for the violence. Not to mention that he also hinted at rather verbally, that these types of incidents happened while Obama was President.
Actually, they did not happen like this. Yes we had some crazy fools out shooting folks for just about every other reason you could find, but I don’t recall a white supremacist mowing down anyone of color in the name of white supremacy.
Then enter the white house who strongly suggested that what Trump meant by his initial speech was to condemn white supremacist groups and neo-nazis. Still, I can’t figure out precisely where that message was hidden in his initial speech.
Either way, this is what hurts Americans, that initial speech, the one all of America and an entire world were watching, the one in which Trump did not condemn these white supremacist and neo-nazi groups, but rather condemned all sides and tried to skirt the issue under a rug…the world saw that and it matters how one reacts to such an outrageous act of violence by someone whose way of thinking has no place any longer in this world.
For his initial response, Trump failed, then to back it up 36 hours later with something his mom clearly wrote for him, just makes it even worse.
The icing on the cake though, that was how he opened the speech.
“Our economy is now strong. The stock market continues to hit record highs, unemployment is at a 16 year low and businesses are more optimistic than ever before. Companies are moving back to the United States and bringing many thousands of jobs with them. We have created over one million jobs since I took office.”
Why in the hell open with that? This is not a business, no one wants or needs that type of pep, self gratifying, pat yourself on the back sort of talk.
Address the nation as a President should, by acknowledging the issue at hand, face it head on, show some humility, grieve with those who have been affected by this nonsense.
These are things Trump is simply incapable of.
Trump has failed all around on this one by failing so clearly to speak out about hate, racism and the violence surrounding those two things.
It’s 2017, we have for the most part grown past that old way of thinking where race drove us apart, Trump would do well to realize that, understand it, get to know it deeply and then maybe he could actually speak from the heart instead of read a speech his mommy wrote for him, I mean wife.
Cristal M Clark
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