The President of the United States stunned the nation – and the world – yesterday when he defended white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the myriad types of lesser racists that make up the alt-right after one of their members murdered a woman during this weekend’s Charlottesville hate rally.
The criticism from within Trump’s own party is fairly robust. Former Republican Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush issued a strong statement today implicitly blasting Trump for his remarks yesterday.
JUST IN: Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush: “America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms" pic.twitter.com/d2Y58OYjAO
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 16, 2017
While we must not forget that George W. Bush is a war criminal who launched a war that would ultimately lead to the deaths of millions and oversaw the creation of American secret torture camps, his words stand in stark contrast to the appalling rambling issuing from Trump Tower yesterday.
This country did not defeat the Confederacy and Nazi Germany in order to have a president who was elected under extremely questionable circumstances begin openly celebrating the two most pernicious and evil enemies we’ve ever faced.
Siding with those who endorse the ideals of traitors and genociders is a loud and clear signal that Trump has no intention of ever “pivoting” and “growing” like so many pundits seem to think he will.
He ran for president as a racist, was supported by racists, and has done nothing but encourage the racists since taking office. He is unfit to lead this nation and should be removed as quickly as possible.