What the Trump? US president defends Nazis and white supremacists

“Trump and Theresa new best friends,” tweeted Diane Abbott a few months ago. “Be afraid world. Be very afraid.”

This Writer is going to keep a decent stockpile of photographs showing Theresa May holding Donald Trump’s hand, because after this week, that’s all we’ll need to defeat the Conservatives in a UK general election.

It took Mr Trump – who is, let’s remember, the President of the United States and leader of the so-called “free world” – 60 hours to denounce the nazis and white supremacists who caused havoc, injury and death at a demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia at the weekend.

Then he held a press conference and said this:

So he has rowed back on everything he said before and is now defending the indefensible with a claim that the people protesting against their violence, bigotry and hatred were also to blame.

How do we feel about that, Twitter?

Here’s a good exchange:


And what about Trump’s claim that there were “fine people” on both sides?

I’m with Gorgeous George on this. Moving on:

Ah, but they’re not Nazis in today’s politically-correct world. They’re the “alt-right”. What do we think about that?

That’s already happened, in fact:


Trump in fact equated the “bad” right-wingers with the “violent” left (and who says they were left-wing, anyway? You don’t have to be a socialist to hate nazi-saluting morons).

Here’s the reception he got:

More incisive, perhaps, are the following, which cut to the heart of the matter with satire.



In fairness, Trump did receive some praise for the new position he has taken. It came from the Ku Klux Klan:

Here’s the connection with Theresa May:

Last word goes to Rav Danya Ruttenberg, for obvious reasons, considering this:

In fact, congregants at the Charlottesville synagogue were put in fear for their safety by people apparently wearing the uniform of a white supremacist group.

There is strong language in this final tweet so those of you who don’t like that sort of thing might want to stop reading now.

I wait with baited breath for Trump’s abject apology to his country’s Jewish community.

All of the above may mask a deeply unpleasant truth, though – which is that the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave is increasingly becoming the very enemy it defeated in 1945.

Ethnic minorities – including Jews – are being persecuted.

And the political leader of the country is speaking up for the aggressors.

We know where this ends, if it is allowed to continue.

Let’s put a stop to it right now.

America, the world is waiting for you to do what must be done.

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  1. NMac August 16, 2017 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Deeply worrying that the leader of the Western world is an apologist for outright racist and violent bigots.

  2. Barry Davies August 16, 2017 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Democracy demands freedom of speech, it also means that you do not support one side of a two sided punch up solely on politically correct grounds, yes the KKK are despicable people, but if you don’t turn up to attack them they can’t attack you, they were protesting about trying to remove a part of Americas history, and again whether you agree with Lee’s viewpoint or not, he was a large part of the history of the civil war, and denying your own nations history is never a good move. Apparenty those who wanted it removed objected to the objection, so Trump was correct there were two sides involved and the outcome was proportionally blamed 50 50.

    • Mike Sivier August 16, 2017 at 11:15 pm - Reply

      The issue is the fact that Donald Trump has voiced support for Nazis.
      Are you saying that people whose families fought to keep Nazism out of the US – and possibly people who did the fighting – should have stayed at home rather than stand up and say they don’t want Nazis there?
      If so, that is disgusting.
      You are aware of what the Nazis did in the 1930s and 40s, aren’t you?
      Are you inviting a repeat of that?
      Think carefully before commenting in support of these creatures.

  3. wildthing666 August 17, 2017 at 6:46 am - Reply

    Trump is a closset Nazi plain and simple

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