Of all the lies that have come out of Donald Trump’s mouth since first announcing his presidential bid on June 16, 2015, claiming he is not a racist surely tops the list.
“Number one, I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life. Number two, racism, the least racist person,” our newly installed president stated at a news conference on February 16, 2017.
The recent domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville has cleared up any question on whose side Trump’s sympathies lie when it comes down to a contest between white nationalists and those patriots protesting the group’s hatred.
In an unhinged news conference Tuesday in the lobby of his gilded tower in Manhattan, Trump doubled down on the inappropriate and equivocal comments make shortly after the Virginia tragedy when, instead of specifically condemning the white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan, he denounced “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.”
While speaking at the Trump Tower news conference, that was ostensibly meant to be about infrastructure permitting, our divider-in-chief finally took off the gloves … and the hood.
He repeated his claim that both sides were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville. He labeled the protesters the “alt-left” and claimed they were “very, very violent” when they sought to confront the peaceful white nationalists and neo-Nazi groups.
Trump’s remarks earned the praise of David Duke, former Ku Klux Klan leader, who tweeted: “Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa.”
After almost seven months in office, Donald Trump has done nothing to help the many hopeless people who believed in him and voted for him. No new and improved health care; no tax reform; no infrastructure program… just stoking the flames of resentment and division among many angry and aggrieved whites who feel they are a minority in their own country.
And in the not too distant future, that may actually be the case.
According to a new census projection, white people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, giving way to African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and other minority groups.
White supremacists, and their enabler in the White House, are fighting a losing, desperate battle. What we need most is to learn to live together in peace, now more than ever. All the hatred and violence in the world cannot stem the tide of history.
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