President Trump Calls out K.K.K., neo-Nazis, Says “Racism is evil” – MSM Still Unhappy
Throughout the weekend, MSM outlets relentlessly attacked the President for not properly “naming” and “condemning” the white nationalist groups who took place in the Charlottesville rally on Saturday. The BBC snakily commented, “Why Trump’s reactions to N Korea and Charlottesville are no surprise“, Maxine Waters started shouting that “The White House is now ‘the White Supremacists’ House”, and New Republic claimed “Donald Trump, Neo-Nazi Recruiter-in-Chief“.
All of these attacks rested on just a few words made the President Trump during his condemnation of violence in Charlottesville: that violence is found on “many sides.” President Trump recognized that violence is not confined to just certain white supremacists in America, but also readily (and far more frequently) found in alt-left communist, socialist, and anarchist groups such as Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA. In fact, if it weren’t for white nationalist James Alex Fields Jr plowing his car through a group of protestors, the MAJORITY of violence and calls for violence observed in Charlottesville were disproportionality from the far left.
President Trump is aware that is is not a one-sided issue, but that all bigotry must be condemned regardless of what “side” it is found on. To revisit his original statements *in context* (something the MSM refuses to do), here are the main points of POTUS’ original speech:
“But we’re closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Va.. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. […]
No citizen should ever fear for their safety and security in our society. And no child should ever be afraid to go outside and play or be with their parents and have a good time.[…]
Above all else, we must remember this truth, no matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are all Americans first. We love our country. We love our God. We love our flag. We’re proud of our country. We’re proud of who we are.
Clearly, President Trump was not endorsing racism by any means; he was reminding us that we are all American regardless of “color, creed, religion” and he shared a message of unity in the fact of dueling political factions in Charlottesville. The media chose to ignore this, shouting that Trump did not name “white supremacy” and “Neo-Nazis”.
Today, Trump once again took to the microphone, to (perhaps, unfortunately) give the media what they were asking for:
As I said on Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. It has no place in America.
And as I have said many times before: No matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God. We must love each other, show affection for each other, and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry, and violence. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans.
Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.
We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are equal under the law. And we are equal under our Constitution. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America.
Now, this should come as no surprise – but rather than the MSM being content that President Trump now directly called out groups such as the KKK and neo-Nazis, they chose to ignore his latest remarks and, instead, focus on the black chief executive of pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. Inc. who resigned from President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council.
Racism and bigotry is indisputably an evil, but it is an evil that is witnessed on both sides of the isle. To focus on one side, while neglecting the other, is to normalize certain types of racism and bigotry. The rise of KKK and white supremacist groups in America can be seen as direct and proportional to the rise of far left hate-filled groups on the left; groups that openly have applauded the murder of police officers, groups that have attacked conservatives of all races and backgrounds, groups that openly discuss how white genocide is “good”. To not expect that sort of vitriolic racism and bigotry to produce a movement counter to it is naive.
On Saturday, The Gateway Pundit’s Lucian Wintrich was joined by Black Conservative Fund founder Ali Akbar on Periscope to discuss rising racial tensions in America and how we can work together to combat them:
— Lucian B. Wintrich (@lucianwintrich) August 12, 2017