Donald Trump’s response to the events in Charlottesville, VA this weekend makes my skin prickle. Here’s what he said about what happened.
We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time.
On many sides”? Are you kidding me? The President of the United States can’t even bring himself to condemn the white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and supporters of the KKK who instigated the violence that ensued in Charlottesville.
Why can’t or won’t he? Because these deplorables, as Hillary Clinton rightfully called them, are his base, and all Trump has left who support him is his hard-core, alt-right base.
Donald is loyal to his base, which is loyal to Donald Trump. He may not defend them, but he just can’t bring himself to condemn them.
Written for today’s one-word prompt, “prickle.”