Liberals and the mainstream media — often one in the same — appeared to hit the roof when President Trump suggested that both the white supremacists and the Antifa shared blame for the deadly violence that broke out in Charlottesville surrounding the planned removal of a Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue. Many Trump critics claimed the president was actually giving support to the racist white nationalists, even though he had condemned them.
“Especially in light of the advent of Antifa, if you look at what’s going on there, you know, you have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also,” Trump said at the time, according to the New York Times.
The level of outrage over that statement had some people wondering if the left was actually upset at all but was rather using this a means to attack Trump as an alleged white supremacy supporter. It certainly fits into the constant cry from the left that our president is a racist.
Now Trump has doubled-down on his statement, according to the Times.
During a chat with reporters on Thursday, Trump said, “Now because of what’s happened since then, with Antifa, you look at really what’s happened since Charlottesville — a lot of people are saying — in fact, a lot of people have actually written, ‘Gee, Trump might have point.’ I said, ‘You’ve got some very bad people on the other side, which is true.’”
Interestingly enough, The Hill just published a story about an Antifa founder admitting that violence is a fundamental tenet of his leftist activist group.
“The justification [of the use of violence] is that Nazi ideology at its very core is founded on violence and on wielding power by any means,” said Smash Racism D.C. co-founder Mike Isaacson, speaking about the neo-Nazi groups.
He then said white supremacist groups should not have the same rights as other Americans of free speech and public assembly, saying, “There is the question of whether these people should feel safe organizing as Nazis in public, and I don’t think they should. I don’t think anyone should think that someone who is intent on politically organizing for the sake of creating a state-sponsored genocide — I don’t think is something that we should protect.”
What do you think of this? Meanwhile, Gene Simmons has just gone after Hillary Clinton for her latest declaration.