Hopefully, this is my last post on the riots in Charlottesville, VA. Since I regard the whole mess as stupidly self-inflicted, I don’t get much pleasure out of talking about it. Unfortunately, it does well illustrate the problems of political correctness and a stubborn refusal to listen.
Here (video below) President Trump gives an update on the situation (starts ~ one minute into the video). He does two things. He announced a civil rights investigation and specifically referred to the white supremacists by name.
Here is a transcript (below) of the speech that Trump gave earlier. Supposedly this statement of condemnation was not strong enough. Frankly, anyone with half a brain and an thimbleful of honesty knows that the Democrat Liberal media will not give up portraying Trump and other Republicans as racists.
Thank you very much. As you know, this was a small press conference, but a very important one. And it was scheduled to talk about the great things that we’re doing with the secretary on the veterans administration. And we will talk about that very much so in a little while. But I thought I should put out a comment as to what’s going on in Charlottesville. So, again, I want to thank everybody for being here, in particular I want to thank our incredible veterans. And thank you, fellas. Let me shake your hand.
They’re great people. Great people. But we’re closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama, this has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America. What is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives. 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.
I just got off the phone with the governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, and we agree that the hate and the division must stop, and must stop right now. We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and true affection– really, I say this so strongly, true affection for each other. Our country is doing very well in so many ways. We have record — just absolute record employment. We have unemployment the lowest it’s been in almost 17 years. We have companies pouring into our country, Foxconn and car companies and so many others. They’re coming back to our country. We’re renegotiating trade deals to make them great for our country and great for the American worker.
We have so many incredible things happening in our country, so when I watch Charlottesville, to me it’s very, very sad. I want to salute the great work of the state and local police in Virginia. Incredible people. Law enforcement, incredible people. And also the National Guard. They’ve really been working smart and working hard. They’ve been doing a terrific job. Federal authorities are also providing tremendous support to the governor. He thanked me for that. And we are here to provide whatever other assistance is needed. We are ready, willing and able. 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, so we want to get the situation straightened out in Charlottesville, and we want to study it. And we want to see what we’re doing wrong as a country where things like this can happen. My administration is restoring the sacred bonds of loyalty between this nation and its citizens, but our citizens must also restore the bonds of trust and loyalty between one another. We must love each other, respect each other and cherish our history and our future together. So important. We have to respect each other. Ideally, we have to love each other. (from here)
Did Trump specifically identify any groups in the speech? No. It is not his job to serve as cop, judge, jury, and executioner. Instead, he made it clear this was a local matter, and he would provide a Democrat mayor and a Democrat governor whatever support they needed.
To make a point, I have embolden parts of Trump’s speech. Trump also did something quite radical. He said: we must love each other, respect each other and cherish our history and our future together.” In that “we” he excluded no one. He asked the white supremacists to love their black brothers and sisters. He also asked black racists to love their white brothers and sisters. It is purely ludicrous to think either of those two groups liked what Trump said, but the Democrat Liberal news media would have us believe otherwise.
Consider Read: President Trump’s remarks condemning violence “on many sides” in Charlottesville (vox.com). This is not one of the big names in journalism, but they are a bit more up front. Here is their slogan.
Vox explains the news.
In the video at the end of the transcript of Trump’s speech, there is a video where “Vox explains the news”. Here the “journalist” tells you that what Trump said is not what he meant. Nope! Trump is aiding the white supremacists. Supposedly, these people are a key part of a his constituency. The lady “explaining the news” tells us, without any proof, that the white supremacists attack the “counter protesters” first. Then she gets into the supposed violence of Trump’s supporters at his rallies. In fact, we have proof that the Democrats instigated the violence at Trump’s rallies. See Hillary Clinton 2016 (projectveritasaction.com). This video, Rigging the Election – Video I: Clinton Campaign and DNC Incite Violence at Trump Rallies, specifically addresses the efforts of the Democrats to instigate violence at Trump’s rallies.
Anyway, Trump said what needed to be said. He just did not say it the way some people insist upon hearing it, from a Democrat. Are you one of the people who don’t like that? Like it or not, if you want the president to be a Democrat, then you have to win the election. You didn’t, and just to get your way does not make it right to slander and libel the president or anyone else.