Here is the moment when Donald Trump, in the wake of violent protests attended by the KKK and protesters waving Nazi flags (literally), refuses to denounce white nationalism when given the opportunity:
And in case the White House edits that (which they very well might), here it is again:
Not to put too fine a point on it, but that is absolutely egregious.
All he had to do was say “no.” A simple, one-word response would have sufficed.
But this is what it’s come to for Trump. His base is abandoning him and, not wanting to alienate one of the only constituencies that still unambiguously supports his agenda, he simply couldn’t bring himself to definitively say that he wants no part of the poisonous message being propagated by the alt-Right.
Never has a President said so much by saying nothing.
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