The mainstream media is in a feeding frenzy today, stumbling over each other to declare Donald Trump’s presidency in deep, deep trouble and predicting an end to his time in office long before his four-year term is up. And one U.S. congresswoman is desperately trying to hasten the coming of that day.
Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) says President made an egregious, egregious error when he condemned the neo-Nazis involved in a deadly riot in Charlottesville centered around the removal of a Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue: He blamed other violent individuals for the violence, too.
Without specifically naming them but making his meaning clear, Trump didn’t give the armed Antifa and Black Lives Matter groups in the Virginia city a free pass — like liberals are — because he said they were “charging” at the white supremacist rally “swinging clubs.” Both sides, he said, need to take the blame.
His simple statement has led to numerous claims, including by those in the mainstream media, that Trump is actually promoting the neo-Nazis. It’s a strange twist of the English language, and one that Rep. Moore fully exploited.
“As we once again hear Donald Trump defend those responsible for the deadly riot in Charlottesville and receive praise by hate groups like the KKK and neo-Nazis, the time has come for Republicans and Democrats to put aside our political differences and philosophical debates for a higher cause,” she said in a statement.
“For the sake of the soul of our country, we must come together to restore our national dignity that has been robbed by Donald Trump’s presence in the White House. My Republican friends, I implore you to work with us within our capacity as elected officials to remove this man as our commander-in-chief and help us move forward from this dark period in our nation’s history,” she said.
Also on Tuesday, former presidential candidate and longtime Trump critic Mitt Romney responded to the president’s latest words about both sides in the riot being to blame by tweeting, “No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.”
Romney may have been referring to the peaceful supporters of the Lee statue’s removal, who along with peaceful protesters of the removal, were caught up in the violent clash between neo-Nazis and left-wing agitators. But his statement ended up covering the armed Antifa and Black Lives Matter members who were present, absolving them of any blame.
What do you think of this? Meanwhile Wednesday morning, former presidents Bush and Bush Sr. actually threw their support behind Trump by mirroring his words.