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Many People Are Not Happy With Trump's Charlottesville Response

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The Charlottesville rally was the big news over the weekend. A bunch of white supremacists aka nazis got together to protest the removal of a General Robert E Lee statue. It was ridiculous and hateful and looked like this.

Predictably, it did not go well. One Nazi sped his car through a group of counter-protesters, killing one. Dozens were injured.

Two state troopers were also killed in a helicopter crash that was heading to monitor the scene.

Make no mistake — these people are white nationalist, white supremacist nazis whose belief system is downright unfathomable. These people fucking SUCK.

FCK NZS.

Now, the inevitably brutal byproduct of all this is the politicization of it. People bitching from all sides about all sorts of shit. Picking out every little incident and attempting to use it to their political advantage to push their political agendas. In reality we should all simply agree that nazis suck and we’d all be infinitely better off without them.

Unfortunately Trump did not say that. Instead he said this.

“On many sides.” That phrase has many people upset.

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Although this white nationalist loved it.

Look, Donnie, it’s pretty simple. You just gotta come out and condemn white supremacists and nazis. HAVE to. Trump condemns Islamic terrorism directly. He’s made a big hoopla out of it. In a debate with Hillary last year, he said, “These are radical Islamic terrorists and she won’t even mention the word, and nor will President Obama… Now, to solve a problem, you have to be able to state what the problem is or at least say the name.”

By not calling it what it is and singling out those fueling the hate, you’re encouraging more of it. You send a signal that it’s okay. You refrain from saying “nazis suck,” instead saying “many sides suck,” and then the nazis believe you don’t think they suck.

They obviously suck. You have to condemn directly white supremacy and naziism because it sucks.

The Vice President said it…

…the Speaker said it…

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…so should the President. This one’s actually incredibly straightforward.