Every RINO Republican and so-called “friend” of the President hit the talk show circuit today to denounce Trump’s “Unity Call” remarks regarding Charlottesville. Trump either did not kneel down and renounce “White Supremacists/Racists” or his language was too vague to suit them. This included RINOs like Newt Gingrich, of course Karl Rove, and Neo-Con leader and Never Trumper Bill Kristal. Throw in Marco Rubio and other Senators and Congressmen for good measure!
Trump emphatically called out all who hate, are bigoted, and promote and act out violence, regardless of their “affiliation”. He said:
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides.”
Of course he included “White Supremacists”, Racist of every kind, and “Nazis” of every kind and shape. He did not specifically exclude the possibility that counter-protesters including “Antifa” and Black Lives Matters as potentially fomenting violence spawned from their own hatred of others.
Until all of he facts are known a general condemnation of anyone who hate, are bigoted and promote violence is the right tone. The driver of the care who plowed into the crowd is in a category of his own and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Charlottesville was a tragedy not only in the loss of 3 lives, but the loss of our American Values of what we should and can be. When we allow hate, FROM ALL SIDES, to prevail, we have lost the promise of this Great Country. While protecting the rights of even those who are hate filled, we must insure that their expression is not allowed to turn into violence against others.
Final Note: I have watched a few hours of coverage and the seeming limited amount of video that is available. I say limited as I expected wall to wall coverage given the subject of the march. That said, I was taken aback to see that the Protesters and the Counter-Protesters were not separated more by the police. Maybe they did not anticipate any violence but it was just odd that the commingling was so evident. Maybe subsequent video will paint a different picture. Hope so.