Trump Won’t Condemn White Nationalist Domestic Terrorists for Fear of Offending His Base

The casualties are piling up as gun violence in America continues unabated. And it is impossible to tolerate any longer the right-wing mantra of “thoughts and prayers” while they do absolutely nothing constructive to solve the problem. To the contrary, Republicans in Congress work affirmatively to obstruct common sense solutions that the American people want in unprecedented majorities.

Donald Trump

This isn’t about mental health. It’s not about video games or prayer in school. It’s about easy access to weapons of war and the flagrant racism and hate speech of Donald Trump and his ilk. There have been more mass shootings (250) in 2019 than there have days (219). And while Democrats have passed bills in the House of Representatives, Republicans, and particularly GOP leader Mitch McConnell, have refused to even allow a vote on any of those bills.

For his part, Donald Trump remains aloof and unable to tear himself away from his golf game, or Fox News, long enough to address this crisis with any measure of the seriousness it demands. A real president would deliver an Oval Office speech condemning the white nationalists who are responsible for the majority of fatalities related terrorism in the U.S. That’s a conclusion that even the Trump-appointed FBI director affirmed. It would be nice if we had a real president.

But Trump himself will not even acknowledge that there is a problem with right-wing violence. In fact, he literally downplays any significant occurrence of it. Following the slaughter at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Trump dismissed the growing threat of white nationalism saying that “I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems.”

The words “white nationalist terrorism” have never passed through Trump’s lips. And this is despite his being one of the most vocal critics of President Obama for not using the inaccurate and inflammatory phrase “radical Islamic terrorism.” Trump even called for Obama to resign on Twitter asking…

Trump has made it a hallmark of his presidency to maliciously portray refugees as criminals and terrorists “invading” our country. Never mind that his exclusionary view of “our” country ignores the fact that it is populated, and was built, by refugees. Yet he demands that they “go back where they came from,” even they happen to be U.S. citizens and elected representatives in Congress. The rhetoric of “invasion,” and “criminal,” and “go back,” is exactly the same language that appears in the manifestos of these racist murderers.

It’s also the same language that is used by Fox News. Tucker Carlson’s White Nationalist Hour frequently bemoans the “darkening” of America. He has said that immigration “makes our own country poorer, and dirtier.” His colleague Laura Ingraham worries that “the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore [due to] massive demographic changes … that most of us don’t like.” And in the wake of two tragic massacres, Fox sought to blame ISIS or video games rather than the clearly guilty movement of alt-right bigotry.

There’s a reason that Trump won’t go after these domestic terrorists. He is scared. He’s a shivering wisp of a man who is afraid of offending his base. He’s afraid that the attendance at his cult rallies will decline. He’s terrified of losing support from the neo-Nazis who comprise the most activist faction of his hateful crusade. And Republicans in Congress won’t act either because they are afraid of offending Trump.

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Trump is so unashamedly beholden to his cretinous disciples that he recently joked about shooting migrants. And considering the clarity that Trump gives to his hate speech, no one should be surprised when his followers take up the call. When they do, don’t expect Trump to denounce them. But the rest of the nation needs to come together and condemn Trump’s hatred and incitement to violence. We need to hold him accountable for the pain and grief he purposefully encourages. And if he can’t “finally mention the words [white nationalist terrorism], he should immediately resign in disgrace!”

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6 thoughts on “Trump Won’t Condemn White Nationalist Domestic Terrorists for Fear of Offending His Base

  1. This man and The Republican Party are not long for this world.

  2. From your post to fate’s ears! America is becoming a very frightening place under this odious creature! He’s very good at using the name of a fictitious god to try and reassure people, but totally without empathy! More mass shoots than days n this year so far, thisman is complicit!

  3. The Traitor-in-Chief once again displays his full support of his “fine people” white Neo-Nazis and his KKK. He is fully doing exactly what his Master wants- dividing our Nation. Donald J. Trumpf (R) did willingly accept $30 million from his Russian handlers by way of Mitch McConnell (R) and the NRA. The NRA did accept $50 million from their Russian handlers by way of that red-headed pro-NRA Communist woman. Since the tramp Trumpf (R) knows it is our own Secret Service who will protect him for life, he does act to divide the USA with his continuing ‘tweets’ full of more hatred. This is what the Family Values Republicans are fully responsible for since they picked him as their very ‘finest’ candidate. When will at least one of those FVRs speak out against him? They will never due to their being complicit and supportive. Vote out and against all Family Values Republican candidates, or put up with Trump (R) for 4 years. Do blame the Republicans in the Voting booth, with all the disdain you can! If not learn Russian.

  4. As of this morning, the Orange Tyrant posted 2 tweets with empty platitudes about the Dayton shooting, and 8 tweets (including these two) about the El Paso shooting. Still nothing of substance, no concerns about the victims, and the Trump Worshipers are already coming up with excuses why it can’t possibly be free access to guns that lead to these mass shootings.

  5. From your post to fate’s ears! America is becoming a very frightening place under this odious creature! He’s very good at using the name of a fictitious god to try and reassure people, but totally without empathy! More mass shootings than days in this year so far, this man is complicit!

  6. DON’T forget that neither the gop, as a whole, ANYONE else in this worthless administration, or ANY of their media mouthpieces WON’T condemn White Nationalist Domestic Terrorists either. They WELCOME them, LOVE that this is going on, and very glad people are dying. It’s who they all ARE and will NEVER, EVER, give up their precious guns. What’s a few more deaths to them, when “freedom” is at stake, to this crowd?

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