HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Charlottesville: Trump un...

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 03:05 AM

Charlottesville: Trump under fire after failing to denounce white supremacists

Source: The Guardian

Ben Jacobs and Warren Murray
Sunday 13 August 2017 05.02 BST

Donald Trump has faced bipartisan criticism after failing to explicitly condemn the role of white supremacists in clashes with counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, that culminated in a car running into a crowd, killing at least one person.

The president said he condemned “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides” on Saturday. He then repeated the phrase “on many sides” for emphasis. A White House spokesperson later amplified the president’s remarks, telling the Guardian: “The president was condemning hatred, bigotry and violence from all sources and all sides. There was violence between protesters and counter-protesters today.”

But there was strong reaction to Trump’s refusal to denounce far-right extremists who had marched through the streets carrying flaming torches, screaming racial epithets and setting upon their opponents.

The clashes started after white nationalists planned a rally around a statue of the Confederate general Robert E Lee that is slated to be removed.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/12/charlottesville-protest-trump-condemns-violence-many-sides



All sides? No, Donnie: All sides is a reference to your being removed from office.

9 replies, 3176 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply Charlottesville: Trump under fire after failing to denounce white supremacists (Original post)
Doug the Dem Sunday OP
The_Casual_Observer Sunday #1
Scarsdale Sunday #5
SunSeeker Sunday #2
trusty elf Sunday #3
Scarsdale Sunday #4
Xipe Totec Sunday #6
llmart Sunday #7
keithbvadu2 Sunday #8
keithbvadu2 Sunday #9

Response to Doug the Dem (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 03:21 AM

1. There was no doubt the bastard wouldn't blame his constituants.

No fucking surprise at all. I wish I could have bet money on it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The_Casual_Observer (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 06:24 AM

5. Exactly.

They are just like him. Ignorant, racist, foul mouthed and violent. Vlad chose the wrong president for us. McConnell is STILL thankful Hillary is not president. Wouldn't do to have a SANE person in charge, now would it? What a disgrace this is for the country. All the racism and hatred ripped open, laid bare for the world to see. tRump has to face up to his responsibility for at least part of this. Inciting hatred is hardly a presidential "quality" Not that he has ANY of those.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Doug the Dem (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 04:11 AM

2. CNN has been ripping Trump all night over this.

They've had guest after guest come on saying how Trump should have denounced white supremacists.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Doug the Dem (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 05:22 AM

3. Trump Off The Wall (Triumph of the Will)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Doug the Dem (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 05:38 AM

4. Why would he condemn them now,

when they put him into the WH. Without the hate and bigotry, he had no followers at all. He riled them up, told them what they wanted to hear, and got a job he can not handle. We are ALL paying for this mistake of a president. He encouraged violence at his rllies. Remember "I will pay your legal bills" (after you beat a protester up) He should do ONE honorable thing in his miserable, criminal life for the good of the country - RESIGN. Maybe he should send "smart kid" Jared to the marches, since he seems to be in charge of peacekeeping. Or is that just in the Middle East, when Israel is involved?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Doug the Dem (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 06:37 AM

6. What do you have to lose? He said


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 08:47 AM

7. He says...

to a crowd of all white people in a town made up of almost 95% white people.

He sickens me.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Doug the Dem (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:58 AM

8. Ex-KKK Leader David Duke Says White Supremacists Will Fulfill Trumps Promise

Ex-KKK Leader David Duke Says White Supremacists Will ‘Fulfill’ Trump’s Promises

“We are determined to take our country back,” Duke said. “We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/david-duke-charlottesville-rally-trump_us_598f3ca8e4b0909642974a10

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141842358

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Doug the Dem (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:00 AM

9. White supremacists cheer Trumps response to Charlottesville violence

White supremacists cheer Trump’s response to Charlottesville violence

https://thinkprogress.org/white-supremacists-cheer-trumps-response-to-charlottesville-violence-3d0d50196c52/

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread