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MFP accurately defends Trump for defending Charlottesville Nazis   August 12, 2017

Amid the violence and loss of life in Charlottesville, VA this weekend, Trump was criticized for not specifically condemning his Nazi supporters:

Even Drudge was like:

On the other hand, what was Trump supposed to do– commit political suicide by attacking his own base at a time when he’s polling in the 30’s…??

Trump Approval Avg.
January 45
February 44
March 43
April 41
May 40
June 39
July 39
August 38

If Trump had criticized Nazis:

  • His support would crater into the mid-20’s.
  • Democrats would win the House.
  • 50/50 the House would vote to impeach (unlikely that 2/3 of the Senate would ever vote to convict).

That’s something only an unrealistically principled politician would do.

As such, MFP hereby gives Trump a pass.

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