Donald Trump’s press conference in his New York Trump Tower lobby completely demolished any good he did when he read his lukewarm prepared statement. When the president read Monday’s words, he blamed the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazis, and the White Supremacists for violence that ended in the vehicular murder, but his heart did not appear to be in it. In Tuesday’s press conference, Trump was speaking from his heart, and it was bad, very bad.
In front of the golden elevator doors of Trump Tower, 45 retracted nearly everything that he said the day prior. Afterward, reporters walked around numb. However, the Imperial Wizard of the KKK, David Duke was activated, and he hit the twittersphere before the president even stopped speaking.
The imperial wizard tweeted Trump his gratitude and condemnation of what he labeled the “leftist terrorists:”
‘David Duke tweets support for Trump following the president’s latest Charlottesville comments.’
‘Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa.’
David Duke tweets support for Trump following the president’s latest Charlottesville comments pic.twitter.com/0c03tY6iV7
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) August 15, 2017
The voters certainly had some strong opinions about the way Trump pandered to David Duke and friends. Here are some of the best ones:
— Vieux Garçon (@Le_Gendre_Ideal) August 15, 2017
It’s time for all Americans (at least the ones that have sense & care) to DEMAND that this President resign or face impeachment! Get mad!
— Douglas Kelleher (@dougkelleher23) August 15, 2017
— RITraveler (@visitstjohn) August 15, 2017
Nothing now. He had his chance to behave like an American 4 days ago, he declined.
— 1,254 days left… (@RagingHeretic) August 15, 2017
— Maurie Jones (@MaurieJones) August 15, 2017
No words…. God help our nation😥😥😥
— Zora (@clouddancer8) August 15, 2017
Congratulations, Mr. President. Please watch for whether anyone better than David Duke applauds your remarks.
— James DeWolf Perry (@JDeWPerry) August 15, 2017
— Barbara Martinez (@Libby2964) August 15, 2017
Did Washngtn or Jeffrson lead rebels to fight against the USA to be able to own people? Were they traitors?
— Radio Vegan (@RadioVegan) August 15, 2017
Duke and Trump need to get a room
— Robert Irvin (@1robertirvin) August 15, 2017
@realDonaldTrump is openly supported by the KKK.
— Nunya ❄ (@FoxFyreKit) August 15, 2017
When did Obama hookup w/BLM or Anifa? No city/town in America would allow BLM to gather w/flaming torches. After the H2O hoses they’d arrest
— Marcia L. Sinclair (@Marcia_Sinclair) August 15, 2017
If you don’t think #PresidentTrump is trying to appeal to the worst elements of American society, you’re not paying attention.
— Allan Crow (@allanbcrow) August 15, 2017
Man, Trump is just stunningly awful. He’s cartoonishly bad.
— Bryan Healey (@Bryan_Healey) August 15, 2017
I’m not sure there’s anything left to say.
— RobbieR (@streetglide21) August 15, 2017
How does Ivanka and Jared feel about Trump defending Nazi KKK and White supremist with themselves being Jewish
— Pat (@swtp2k6) August 15, 2017
— steam fitter (@stmfitter1) August 15, 2017
I can’t wait to hear from all the GOP enablers who have let him get away with this all along. See how they run? or not?
— Barbara (@citybarb63) August 15, 2017
— Cynthia Thuotte (@CynThuotte) August 15, 2017
Where do we go from here
— TheWood (@TheWood52925) August 15, 2017
Impeach @realDonaldTrump now! Or…inact the 25th amendment NOW!
— Kathy Peck (@katpeck1950) August 15, 2017
Here come Trump’s fans to share lies about Robert Byrd and Hillary Clinton, knowing full well he denounced Klan.
— Tippi (@TrashFireT) August 15, 2017
Trump needs to be impeached now he’s talking Reckless and crazy
— Mr.Smith (@MrSmith99984075) August 15, 2017
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