One of the raps on DT is that he is not too bright and he repeats and tweets stuff he hears from TV.
I’m thinking this might be the source of his trouble’s this weekend when he spoke in response to the Nazi rallies in Charlottesville.
He refused to name the Nazis and blamed all sides.
Even Republicans like Marco Rubio and Orin Hatch pushed back.
First of all, I think the white supremacists made a branding mistake. Rubio and Hatch haven’t said much about all the white supremacist groups that have sprouted since the Trump election.
In fact, Rubio tried to win them over to his side when he was running against Trump for the Republican nomination.
The racists made a marketing mistake when they adopted the name Nazi and started carrying flags with swastikas.
Alt.right was permissible. It has a modern, high-tech ring to it.
Nazi just has bad connotations, all around.
I think that Trump got blind-sided by the outrage from his political cohorts and the media when he made his both sides statements.
I mean, where did that come from? It came from what he heard in the media and from his political colleagues.
For months they have been running this narrative that the political violence is coming from the Left and the Right.
Here is Eric Zorn’s Tribune column headline from back in May, 2016 when protesters chased fascist Milo Yiannopoulos off of the De Paul University campus.
Zorn wrote, “Take it from me, you don’t have to have Republican leanings to be angered by the enforcement of liberal conformity at our institutions of higher learning.”
Clearly the events this weekend in Charlottesville demonstrate the existence and dangers of liberal conformity.
The media narrative of Left/Right equivalence has been blown out of the water.
But not before Trump got into more hot water.
The irony is that I think he got it from the very fake news media he always complains about.