Wow, just wow. On Saturday, tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Boston to protest a small gathering of “free speech” activists meant, in essence, to support neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
The president has now responded to the massive presence of counterprotesters in Boston — and it’s disgusting, even for Trump-ian standards.
On Saturday afternoon on Twitter, the president wrote:
‘Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you. Great job by all law enforcement officers and Boston Mayor
Great job by all law enforcement officers and Boston Mayor @Marty_Walsh.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2017
The president seems to be talking about the already mentioned tens of thousands of people who turned out on the streets of Boston to protest “free speech” being applied to neo-Nazi ideas.
At the time that Trump posted this message to Twitter, there had been no significant reports of violence from the protests in Boston. A minute number of people turned out to the “free speech rally” that gave the occasion for the tens of thousands of counterprotesters in Boston’s streets. That rally, which began at noon, Boston local time, was over by the time that Trump posted this message, and that was that.
In short, the president seems to be pinning completely baseless allegations of “agitation” on those protesting white supremacy this weekend in Boston.
What kind of disgrace of an American president calls anti-Nazi demonstrators “anti-police agitators”?
It’s like he’s just falling further and further into his own hole following the recent white supremacist-fueled violence in Charlottesville, which ended in the deaths of three people. The president refused to expressly condemn white supremacists in the aftermath of that violence.
Read Twitter’s thoughts below.
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