stop expecting trump to condemn white supremacy, trump ain’t shit
August 16, 2017
For anyone waiting for Trump to address the root of any issue whatsoever, don’t hold your breath. Or you’ll probably die.
Given his reality star past and billions of dollars, it can be assumed the newfound politician is well versed in beating around the bush. Yet with the current state of the country, and the literal race riots that took place last week, you’d assume the president would have something of weight to say. This, of course, is a terrible assumption.
Following the domestic terrorism that took place over the weekend–where White supremacists, Neo-Nazis, and KKK recruits (along with counter-protesters) rampaged through Charlottesville, VA, holding torches in hand and slurs in mouth–the nation looked to the president for a statement.
Well, after condemning the violence on “many sides,” the president failed to call out the root of the trauma: white supremacy.
It’s not surprising. Seeing as many of the alt-right whites wore token red caps with the big man’s infamous slogan, admitting the problem would mean admitting his influence.
Why would he call out the force that elected him? That’s silly. So now we’re met with the wealthiest form of denial and deflection as he gears up for his next move.
Though after increased push-back and rage over his initial remark the “president” released this statement 2 days later:
“Racism is evil […] And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the K.K.K., neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”
He’s already proven to us that cowardice doesn’t melt when things heat up, it only catches flame.
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