Let’s Stop Mincing Words It Is Clear That Trump Wants And Courts The Hate Vote

Nearly all those of a prominent position in the Trump administration, except Steve Bannon and the president, roundly condemned the collection of hate groups that gathered for protest in Charlottesville Virginia this weekend. Indeed, Trump bucked the national mood to severely chastise the KKK, Neo Nazis and White nationalist gathering bent on promoting violence, by issuing a wishy-washy, halfhearted rebuke of the hate mongers, saying that both sides (left and right) bear responsibility for this weekend’s Charlottesville violence.

It is clear that by his words and deeds the president thinks, like fascist dictators past and present, that stirring violence works in his own best interest. The theory being that when average folks see violence in the streets they will panic and turn to a “strongman” to put an end to the chaos no matter the cost to their freedom. Trump is forever giving us his best Benito Mussolini strongman frown toward that hoped for end.

Clan leader David Duke is the most honest on the subject when he says that his ilk support Donald Trump because the Donald represents their values, and clearly he does. Trump is an ugly stain upon all those principles of goodness that America’s better angels have tried over many centuries to promote. There is a cancer of hatred on the nation and the presidency and the core of that abhorrence is the president himself, plain and simple. He must go!

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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