Amid the violence and loss of life in Charlottesville, VA this weekend, Trump was criticized for not specifically condemning his Nazi supporters:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 12, 2017
Car plows through anti-racism protest. Trump's reax:
—Hatred is “on many sides.”
—Partly Obama’s fault.
—Great employment numbers right now.
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) August 12, 2017
MANY SIDES?!? Ive typed and deleted at least 8 tweets. Words simply arent strong enough to accurately describe how I feel about Donald Trump
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 12, 2017
Amazing how the guy who speaks off the cuff with respect to Korean nuclear weapons chooses his words precisely to avoid condemning bigots.
— Paul Musgrave (@profmusgrave) August 12, 2017
Things Donald Trump denounced this week: Mitch McConnell, Wash Post, NYT, Obamacare.
Thing he didn't denounce: neo-Nazis.
— Nicholas Thompson (@nxthompson) August 13, 2017
— POLITICO (@politico) August 13, 2017
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.
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.