Michael Signer, mayor of Charlottesville, on _____ and racists:
“Look at the campaign he ran. Look at the intentional courting ... on the one hand, of all of these white supremacists, white nationalist groups. And then look on the other hand at the repeated failure to step up and condemn, denounce, silence, put to bed, all of those different efforts just like we saw yesterday. This is not hard. There are two words that need to be said over and over again ― domestic terrorism and white supremacy.”
Trouble is _____ only has a problem when these violent acts are committed by brown-skinned people because the white-skinned terrorist and racist are his base and he needs all the support he can get.
Tom Bossert, White House homeland security adviser, defending _____ for not denouncing hate groups specifically after Saturday’s riots:
“The president not only condemned the violence and stood up at a time and a moment when calm was necessary and didn’t dignify the names of these groups of people, but rather addressed the fundamental issue.”
Yes, and by not saying the names ... white supremacists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, he was able to appease his base and cater to the haters.
Andrew Anglin, Nazi leader, responding to _____’s refusal to condemn Nazis and their ilk:
“Trump comments were good. He didn’t attack us. He just said the nation should come together. Nothing specific against us. He said that we need to study why people are so angry, and implied that there was hate… on both sides! So he implied the antifa [anti-fascist groups]are haters. There was virtually no counter-signaling of us at all. He said he loves us all. Also refused to answer a question about White Nationalists supporting him. No condemnation at all. When asked to condemn, he just walked out of the room. Really, really good. God bless him.”
And _____ wonders why many of us, and really, most of us, think he is racist scumbag pandering to the human excrement who support him.
John Dingell, former Michigan Congressman and veteran, on Charlottesville:
"I signed up to fight Nazis 73 years ago and I'll do it again if I have to. Hatred, bigotry, & fascism should have no place in this country."
From a veteran who fought hate, and not the hater in the White House who panders to it.
I’d like to see 91-year-old Dingell kick _____’s ass.
Cory Gardner, Colorado GOP Senator, on _____’s (R-Colo.) on refusal to call white supremacists out by name:
"White nationalists, white supremacists, they're not a part of anybody's base. They're not a part of this country. They're a part of hatred, they're a part of evil, and we need to stand up to that. Whether it's the president of the United States, a senator ... or our city councils and school teachers, call it for what it is. It's hatred, it's bigotry. We don't want them in our base, they shouldn't be in a base, they shouldn't be claimed as part of a base, and it has to be made crystal clear. He should use this opportunity today to say this is terrorism, this is domestic terrorism, this is white nationalism and it has to stop."
Hopefully more GOP politicians will start to realize who they’re serving under and will work to get us out from under the Tiny Fisted Bigot.
Kamala Harris, California Democratic Senator, on _____’s ass-kissing to Nazis and KKK members:
“As the country grappled with this tragedy, we were told that ‘many sides’ should be condemned. Many sides.I often advocate that we look at many sides of an issue, walk in someone else’s shoes and identify and reject false choices. But there are not ‘many sides’ to this. Many sides’ suggests that there is no right side or wrong side, that all are morally equal. But I reject that. It’s not hard to spot the wrong side here. They’re the ones with the torches and the swastikas.”
Just one side to hatred, and it's _____'s side.
John Oliver, Last Week tonight host, on _____’s reaction to the Nazi terror attack in Charlottesville:
“On sides? This was a white nationalist rally, you have to call that out by name. There aren’t many instances in modern American politics where you can honestly think, ‘That guy really should have mentioned the Nazis,’ but this is emphatically one of them. It’s like a reverse Godwin’s Law: if you fail to mention Nazism, you lose the argument. [And] I’ve gotta say, David Duke and the Nazis really seem to like Donald Trump, which is weird because Nazis are a lot like cats: If they like you, it’s probably because you’re feeding them.”
They’re his base so he’s doing all he can to keep them happy, even refusing to admit they are domestic terrorists.
Ana Navarro, of CNN, on _____’s Saturday press conference on Charlottesville:
“He was a coward. He didn’t have the spine to behave like the leader of the United States. And I find that to be shameful. I’m glad [Republicans] are finally — finally! — stopping looking the other way and confronting the fact he’s not only unfit to be president. In my book, his lack of empathy, his lack of leadership, his lack of courage, he’s unfit to be human.”
You’re preachin’ to the choir, sister!