Poll shows strong disapproval of how Trump responded to Charlottesville violence
- Author: Leroy Wright Aug 27, 2017,
Aug 27, 2017, 21:13
"A similar number, 10 percent, say they support the so-called alt-right movement, while 50 percent oppose it", the ABC News write-up of the poll noted.
A young woman was killed and 19 others injured by an avowed neo-Nazi sympathizer who plowed into a crowd of people with his auto. More than a dozen others were injured. The next day violence escalated when the marchers clashed with people who came to stand against their vile ideology.
Their sacrifice demanded a clear condemnation from Trump of today's white extremist groups that spew the venom of hatred and bigotry. "That's me speaking on Saturday". He drew widespread criticism from many sectors of American society for what was seen as his reluctance to fix blame for the incidents in Charlottesville - most recently his assertion that "both sides" bore responsibility.
It was also the part that Trump tried to airbrush from history in his speech Tuesday.
But on August 15, Trump said some "very fine people" were among those in the neo-Nazi march - and added that there was "blame on both sides". "I got 'em all", Trump said.
"They're trying to take away our history", Trump said, blaming "weak, weak people" for allowing the removal of statues commemorating the Confederacy.
Multiple White House advisory councils disbanded after more and more members resigned and Trump and his team pulled the plug on them.
So Trump's call to "Make America Great Again" is actually racist code for taking America back to when bigotry was the law of the land, ignorant and undereducated White boys were honored and looked up to, and women were kept barefoot and pregnant. "The Auschwitz crematorium still exists and that's one of the most horrific things that has happened that I can think of", Hursch, 43, said of the Polish concentration camp where the Nazis exterminated over a million people, majority Jews, during World War II.
Trump's boisterous showing appeared to be an attempt to fire up the political base that was the key to his election win previous year.
Clapper, in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon, denounced Trump's "behavior and divisiveness and complete intellectual, moral and ethical void".
Trump's vocal support for participants in a white hate rally doesn't just make it hard for Republicans to pass their agenda, it exposes just how much of the Republican agenda is intentionally designed precisely to appeal to those un-American hate groups.
The incidents in Charlottesville were "horrible", and "if that type of violence continues, then it's bad for everybody", Ford warned.
A self-described libertarian, Ford said she accepts people's having neo-Nazi views because of her belief in free speech. "It was without reason, it was devoid of facts, it was devoid of wisdom, . there was no sanity there".
But his performance was a fresh indication that he still feels far more comfortable, and perhaps motivated, to act as a political flamethrower who pulls at national divides than a President who wants to unite the nation.
Where was Romney when police were attacked with rocks and bottles and urine in Boston over the weekend? Because the last Republican president got two major wars going, Trump recently tossed out the possibility of a USA military attack on Venezuela as well.
In the wake of the Charlottesville protests that left an anti-fascist protester dead, he had blamed "both sides". There is only one side of this issue. One of the most infamous examples was the murders of three civil rights workers Goodman, Schwerner (both white) and Cheny (Black) registering Black people to vote, during Freedom Summer 1964 in MS: local sheriffs who were KKK-members participated in kidnapping and murder.