Mr. Trump: Here’s your ‘many sides’
Yesterday, in response to the murder of a woman in Charlotesville by a neo-Nazi, Donald Trump said
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.”
Back in March, attendees at a Phoenix “March for Trump” were spouting all sorts of eliminationist bile; one called for liberal genocide and deportation of Jews, as seen in this video:
Recently, the NRA started to re-promote their five-year-old “Stand and Fight” campaign.
Last week, a mosque in Minnesota was bombed. Trump has said not a word about an evident hate crime that could have wounded or killed people. But his known neo-Nazi crony Sebastian Gorka did – to claim it was some kind of false flag operation.
On Friday night, Robeof rt Warren Ray, a multiple offender and revenge pornographer who writes under the pen name “Azzmador” at the Nazi web site Daily Stormer, said “The heat here is nothing compared to what you’re going to get in the ovens.”
Yesterday, Charlottesville was swarmed with multiple right-wing factions in what was supposed to be a “Unite the Right” rally – including people wearing full Ku Klux Klan regalia. Even former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was present, telling the press that Trump is inspiring white supremacists to come together.
And then, late yesterday morning, a terrorist and Trump supporter with a “fashy” Nazi-style haircut – who admitted to alt-right leanings and told his mom he was going to a “Trump rally” – got in his car and used the favored ISIS tactic of plowing into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing a woman.
We will concede that perhaps Mr. Trump is right.
- Paranoid gun fetishists
- Eliminationist anti-Semites
- Violent anti-Muslim extremists
- Eliminationist neo-Nazis
- The Klan
- Lone wolf terrorists
And what do these “many sides” have in common?
They overwhelmingly support Trump.