MSNBC: ‘We Have A Racist As A President”
The media networks roundly blamed the vehicular attack by a white supremacist on counter-protesters in Charlottesville on President Trump Monday, with an MSNBC contributer openly saying that Trump is a racist.
Morning Joe contributer Donny Deutsch accused the President of not sufficiently condemning right wing protesters, and referred to the President as a “pathetic, sniveling, little man” and a “coward.”
Deutsch, who has previously expressed a desire to fight Trump, added that he found it “disgusting” that Trump did not specifically condemn Naziism.
“He is a racist. Can we just say it once and for all, when we look at his history?” Deutsch said, adding “When we look at the housing issues, when you look where he’s talked about reverse discrimination against whites, the birther movement.”
“We have a racist as a president. A man who cannot stand up and condemn the Ku Klux Klan and Naziism is a racist.” Deutsch exclaimed.
Following the violence at the weekend, and specifically the attack with a car on protesters, which killed at least one person and left several injured, the President said “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides.”
“We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation—and I say this so strongly—true affection for each other,” Trump added.
Detractors suggested that Trump was not specific enough in condemning white supremacists, which led to a later statement being issued by the White House saying that the President condemns “white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups.”
Some Trump supporters claimed that the President was referring to the fact that violence was carried out by both right wing and left wing agitators, which was confirmed by Virginia State police.