President Donald Trump has now spoken publicly twice about the events over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In both cases, his remarks have caused an uproar amongst the timid Antifa class, that is, mainstream media.
The idiot Trump attempted a deflection. That never, never, works. Under pressure, he condemned the alt-right but he immediately deflected with a version of the old Soviet whataboutism technique. That is, after condemning the alt-right, he diluted the condemnation by a what about spin comment on what he called the "alt-left."
What needs to be kept in mind is that the scenes coming out of Charlottesville showed the alt-right marchers, who called for the protest, carrying Ku Klux Klan-like torches, giving Nazi salutes and chanting Nazi slogans. The wacko driver who drove into a counter-protester crowd was, as we now know, juiced up by the alt-right.
With all this going on, it is asinine to do as the President did and deflect away from the alt-right and attempt to push some of the spotlight on the alt-left.
The Antifa is a very violent bunch with communist underpinnings and no doubt there will be plenty of opportunities in the future to condemn them but the Charlottesville incident was not the time to spin away from the group that held the main stage, the alt-right. America understood this and MSM jumped on the opportunity to attack this doofus of a president.
This is the statement the President should have made:
In America, we have a long tradition based on the Bill of Rights that we tolerate the speech of all including the speech of those who hate. Speech that, in turn, should be condemned by the overwhelming majority of us as uncivil and barbaric. And I condemn the speech of the neo-Nazis and their fellow travelers in those terms here today. It was wise of the Founding Fathers to allow such speech as we can hear it in the open and condemn it as I do now and teach our children about what is wrong with it.But instead, Trump went into deflection which has provided the opportunity for mainstream media to distort the vicious Antifa and portray them as heroic Entlebucher Mountain dogs.
But the Bill of Rights only grants freedom of speech, it does not allow speech to turn violent. Such violence will not be tolerated in America. I have called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to began a Department of Justice investigation in to why local and state authorities were not properly positioned to prevent the violence we saw between protesters and counter-protesters.
I have warned many times before that this President is pushing the country into the hands of the Left. His comments on the Charlottesville event are further examples of how this is occurring. He needs to be condemned by every libertarian. He does nothing for the libertarian cause.