NY Post Annihilates Trump’s Response To Charlottesville Nazi Attack & It’s Awesome

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The governor of Virginia declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville on Saturday after white nationalists and counter protesters clashed regarding a plan to remove a statue of a Confederate general from a nearby park. The demonstration was dubbed the “largest gathering of white nationalists in recent years,” according to the New York Times. The protests caught so much attention nationwide, that even President Trump spoke out to condemn the violence, however, he refused to utter the words “white supremacy” or “white nationalists.”

During a press conference Saturday, he said:

‘We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.’

Later in the evening, he wrote on Twitter:

‘Deepest condolences to the families & fellow officers of the VA State Police who died today. You’re all among the best this nation produces.

He followed up with:

‘Condolences to the family of the young woman killed today, and best regards to all of those injured in Charlottesville, Virginia. So sad!’

An op-ed published Sunday evening by the New York Post points out how Trump missed the mark in his response to the events in Charlottesville.

‘Yet “many sides” didn’t drive a car into a crowd, an evident act of terrorism that killed Heather Heyer, 32, and hospitalized many more, with some still in critical condition.’

‘It shouldn’t be that hard to summon up a few Trumpian terms like “losers” and “really, really bad people” to describe the hundreds of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, white supremacists and the like who descended on the college town — not after one of them has killed an innocent.’

‘No doubt the thousands of counterprotesters included a fringe of hard-left losers, such as the “antifa” thugs who seem to relish armed conflict. But the vast bulk of them had nothing to do with “hatred, bigotry and violence”: You don’t have to be any kind of radical to be anti-Nazi.’

NYPost went on note that, after every tragedy, those close to the president tend to jump to his aid and try to say the right thing, almost as if to make up for his falling short.

On Sunday, First Daughter Ivanka Trump wrote on Twitter:

‘1:2 There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis.’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster both condemned the “hatred” and “bigotry.”

McMaster added:

‘I know it’s clear in his mind, and ought to be clear to all Americans: We cannot tolerate obviously that bigotry, that hatred that is rooted in ignorance. Ignorance of what America stands for, what America is.’

NYPost maintains that if it’s clear in Trump’s mind, he has the responsibility to make it clear in his words, too.

He didn’t do that for Charlottesville.

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