Well, Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer wasn’t impressed with Donald Trump’s half-hearted attempt to pretend like he cares about what happened in Virginia on Saturday.
You’re reminded what Singer said on Friday in response to the citronella, tiki torch march at UVA:
Everyone has a right under the First Amendment to express their opinion peaceably, so here’s mine: not only as the Mayor of Charlottesville, but as a UVA faculty member and alumnus, I am beyond disgusted by this unsanctioned and despicable display of visual intimidation on a college campus.
Right. And see there’s really no other way to interpret it.
And in case you’re in any way unclear as to what the white supremacist crowd thinks about Donald Trump’s comments, here’s a fun excerpt from The Daily Stormer’s “coverage”:
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 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.
Yes, “God bless him.”
Or, if you’re anyone besides a white nationalist, “goddamn him.”
Here’s what Michael Signer had to say about Trump this morning:
Just to drive that home, here’s the key quote:
Look at the campaign he ran. Look at the intentional courting, both on the one hand all of these white supremacist, white nationalist groups like that, anti-Semitic groups, and then look on the other hand the repeated failure to step up and condemn, denounce, silence, put to bed, all of those different efforts just like we saw yesterday, and this is not hard.
No, it’s “not hard.”
Unless you’re Donald Trump.