Donald Trump has no moral authority. His initial failure to renounce Nazis and white supremacists in the immediate aftermath of Charlottesville overwhelms his forced, teleprompted effort to do so two days later.
His initial statement drove home that Trump is happy to accept support from white supremacists and Nazis. They formed the hardest core of the constituency that put him in office and he remains unwilling to jettison them. If anyone had doubts, we now have seen the soul of the man on stark display. It is immoral, ignorant, and inhumane. Trump’s latest statement reasserting the false equivalence between Nazis and counter protesters should be the last straw. Indeed, his press conference statements that there were “very fine people” among the white supremacist demonstrators in Charlottesville reveals that our nation is now led by an apologist for heinous actors we should all condemn. The nation needs leadership. This clownish, but dangerous, buffoon cannot provide it. It is time to cancel the Trump show. Read more