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Celebration for Donald Trump’s remarks about the protests in Charlottesville going on
White nationalists and neo-Nazis are celebrating Donald Trump’s remarks about the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, in which he denounced violence “on all sides” rather than explicitly condemning white supremacism.
Trump said, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides. On many sides.”
Many were quick to condemn Trump for failing to denounce the “Unite the Right” rally held by white nationalists on Friday in response to a plan to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee from a park in Charlottesville. The protests continued into Saturday and turned deadly when a car plowed through a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one and injuring 19 others.
Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch tweeted, “We should call evil by its name. My brother didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home.”
“Very important for the nation to hear @POTUS describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists,” tweeted Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.
And then came the white supremacists, who praised Trump’s comments.
The founder of the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi and white supremacist website that considers itself a part of the alt-right, celebrated the fact that Trump “outright refused to disavow” the white nationalist rally and movement.
“People saying he cucked are shills and kikes,” wrote the founder, Andrew Anglin. “He did the opposite of cuck. He refused to even mention anything to do with us. When reporters were screaming at him about White Nationalism he just walked out of the room.”
When Trump tweeted earlier on Saturday that “we ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for,” white nationalist Richard Spencer replied: “Did Trump just denounce antifa?” (Antifa is short for anti-fascist organizations.)
“Clearly President Trump is condemning the real haters: the SJW/Marxists who’ve attacked our guys,” said one commenters on the far-right, pro-Trump subreddit called r/The_Donald. “Marxist” and “SJW,” or social justice warrior, are terms frequently used by the far-right to describe liberals.
“So glad GEOTUS called this bulls–t out for what it really is,” said another commenter, using an acronym to refer to Trump that stands for “God Emperor of the United States.'”
“Trump comments were good,” said another Daily Stormer commenter. “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.”
The commenter continued: “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.”
Last update on by John Rosatelli.
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