Donald Trump succumbed to public pressure to call out nazis and white supremacists by name, and it only took 48 hours. The president has been the target of intense scrutiny since the murder of a young woman in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.
Trump initially blamed this weekend’s violence on both sides of the fray when there was, in fact, violence only from the white supremacist side. He refused to call out white supremacists, or even say the words, causing a major upset from the public.
Monday afternoon, Trump held a press conference in which he finally decided he would use the keywords “nazi” and “white supremacist” to hopefully take some of the heat off of him. That, however, is not how it works, Donnie. Immediately after Trump’s well-scripted speech, CNN’s Jim Acosta shouted out a question for Trump in which he asked why it took so long for him to denounce the hate groups.
Trump immediately became defensive and shouted that Acosta was “fake news.”
Trump ran straight to Twitter upon leaving the press conference, and let out a massive whine about how badly he is treated by the media. Trump tweeted the following:
Made additional remarks on Charlottesville and realize once again that the #Fake News Media will never be satisfied…truly bad people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2017
Poor Trump. Being held accountable for his actions is something very new to him. The Twitter universe responded in an uproar to the tweet. Below are a few of the responses.