Press conference reveals Trump protects the white nationalists – and probably is one
Let’s take a look at a few of the steaming piles of soundbite that real estate mogul Donald Trump’s Tuesday afternoon news conference, much of which centered around the terrorist incident in Charlottesville
It’s disgraceful. Denying our people much-needed investments in their community and I just want to show you this because it was just shown me and I think I’m going to show it to the media. Both real and fake media, by the way. This is what it takes to get something approved today.
Look up the term “Lugenpresse.” How Goebbels-esque!
[in response to “Why do you think that CEOs are leaving your manufacturing council?”] If you look at Merck, as an example, take a look where – excuse me – excuse me – take a look at where their product is made. It’s made outside of our country. We want products made in the country. Now, I have to tell you, some of the folks that will leave, they’re leaving out of embarrassment because they make they’re products outside.
That’s fake news, Donald. They’re leaving out of embarrassment with you and your passive – and active – coddling of modern-day Nazis. Didn’t you outsource too?
The statement I made on Saturday, the first statement, was a fine statement. But you don’t make statements that direct unless you know the facts. It takes a little while to get the facts.
Because reading Breitbart.com takes time, and it’s tough to concentrate for more than two minutes when you’re a fascist with ADHD and/or dementia. And that first statement was a “fine” statement if you want to equate peaceful anti-racist protesters in a prayer circle being surrounded by stooges with tiki torches, or a handful of antifa protesters in scuffles with Klan sympathizers with a terrorist running over and killing peaceful protesters.
When I make a statement, I like to be correct. I want the facts. … ut unlike you and unlike – excuse me – unlike you and unlike the media, before I make a statement, I like to know the facts.
And where do you get the facts? Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, and other aides with “alt-right” white nationalist sympathies.
I didn’t know David Duke was there.
In other words, you didn’t have all the facts, crazy uncle sphinctermount.
The driver of the car is a murderer. And what he did was a horrible, horrible, inexcusable thing.
Congratulations, chucklenuts – you have just poisoned the jury well for any upcoming trial. Presidents never comment on guilt or innocence. What part of that don’t you get?
[in response to the comment, “Senator McCain said that the alt-right is behind these attacks, and he linked that same group to those who perpetrated the attack in Charlottesville.”] Well, I don’t know – I can’t tell you. I’m sure Senator McCain must know what he’s talking about. But when you say the “alt- right,” define “alt-right” to me. You define it, go ahead. [reporter: “Well, I think that –”] No, define it for me, come on. Let’s go. Define it for me. [reporter: “Senator McCain defined them as the same group…–”] OK, what about the alt-left that came charging them? Excuse me. What about the alt-left that came charging at the – as you say, the alt-right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?
There was no charging on Friday – just a menacing crowd of proto-Nazis carrying torches. Most reputable news organizations reported Saturday morning scuffles and clashes among individuals and small groups before the police intervened.
Let me ask you this. What about the fact they came charging – that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do.
Numerous news organizations reported on right-wingers charging anti-racist protesters and using clubs, brass knuckles, and some carrying arms. Again, where do you get your so-called “facts”?
You had a group – you had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit, and they were very, very violent.
No. You had a group of counterprotesters trying to exercise their first amendment rights, and you had another side that arguably violated their permit in multiple ways – and I haven’t even gotten to the part about a woman getting killed by a Nazi-sympathizing military washout terrorist.
So this week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson’s coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?
No. Neither was a general in the treasonous Confederate military, dumbass. Didn’t you take American history?
[in response to the question, “Mr. President, are you putting what you’re calling the alt-left and white supremacists on the same moral plane?”] I’m not putting anybody on a moral plane.
Because the only plane you care about is the one with the word “TRUMP” on the sides.
Mr. Trump, you not only undid everything you said yesterday concerning white nationalists – you showed with your evasions and impulsive, Tourette’s-like responses that you will do anything to avoid criticizing Klansmen, American Nazis, and fascists who seek to use violence against anyone whose skin color, ethnicity, or politics does not match their dogmatic, hate-filled ideology.
You’re one of them.
UPDATE: Twitter reacts.
@TrueFactsStated Today is the day Trump became Charles Manson. His Helter Skelter speech will go down in infamous history.
— BitchyBuddhist (@bitchy_buddhist) August 15, 2017
We just saw Trump’s most disasterous news conference of his presidency or campaign. And that’s saying something.
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) August 15, 2017
“Neo Nazis are bad but the other side didn’t have a permit so they’re equally bad”.
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) August 15, 2017
Even CNN was gobsmacked.