Tuesday, August 15, 2017
An American President as Nazi Sympathizer.
There are no more do-overs for Donald Trump.
After debasing himself and his office in the aftermath of the Charlottesville riot on Saturday and Sunday, Trump was dragged to the podium on Monday - two days after the fact - to finally lay the blame on the alt-right and all its constituencies including white nationalists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.
It was an unconvincing performance. Trump read what was on the paper in front of him but he plainly did it begrudgingly. It was obvious that it was hard for the Cheeto Benito to digest. However, for Trump's die-hard backers in the Republican Party it was hailed as the real Donald Trump, a man who, despite initial wavering, was truly fit to be president.
Until today. Then Trump took a moment before the cameras in the lobby of Trump Tower to revive his early message that "both sides" were to blame including the "very, very" vicious left, the protesters, a number of whose bodies ended up in emergency rooms, one in the morgue, the price exacted for standing up to racism, anti-Semitism and Nazism.
Trump was now unquestionably rallying to the aid and comfort of his base - white nationalists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and Klansmen, all members in good standing of Team Trump. Yes, in addition to his qualifications as misogynist, deviant, philanderer, serial sex offender, pervert, cheat, racist and pathological liar, Trump can now add white supremacist, anti-Semite and Nazi sympathizer. That's quite a resume.