Chuck Todd fears Trump made things worse in Charlottesville. Really?

The call for unity had barely left the lips of President Donald Trump in response to the violence Saturday in Charlottesville before being roundly condemned by many in the media.

In addition to a televised statement, Trump made the same appeal on social media:

Leading the charge in denouncing the president’s efforts was NBC’s Chuck Todd, who charged that Trump “may have” made things worse.

Todd posted on social media: “Hard to see how that statement from the POTUS will do anything to tamp things down. He may have just done the opposite.”

Todd then compared Trump’s remarks to weak-kneed GOP senators well schooled in the art of deception and pandering to the electorate — senators who ignored the army of left-wing antagonists on hand in Charlottesville who were not about to allow the day to pass peacefully:

Trump’s call for unity was not unlike his predecessor’s remarks following the death of three police officers in Baton Rouge, La. last year at the hands of a black gunman, Gavin Long, who sympathized with Black Lives Matter.

Former President Obama showed no interest in picking sides.

“It is so important that everyone, regardless of race or political party or profession, regardless of what organizations you are a part of, everyone, right now, focus on words and actions that can unite this country rather than divide it further,” Obama said at the time.

Making the easy pitch, former Vice President Joe Biden took to Twitter to comment on Saturday’s events: “No. Not in America. We must be stronger, more determined and more united than ever. Racism and hate have no place here.”

But being a Democrat, Biden couldn’t leave well enough alone, opting to throw shade at President Trump’s remarks on Charlottesville.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides,” Trump said.

The remark was in reference to not only the white nationalist groups, but Antifa and a host of other radical left-wing groups on hand who were engaging in violent behavior.

But Joe took to Twitter a second time to say it ain’t so:

Biden too wasn’t as eager to pick sides or cast blame when speaking with CNN’s Jake tapper a week after five police officers were gunned down in Dallas.

“When the Black Lives Matter people in one demonstration said, ‘kill the police, the sooner the better,’ or some phrase like that, the president condemned it immediately,” Biden told Tapper, speaking of then-President Barack Obama.

“But that’s not the black community — that group, that element of Black Lives Matter, doesn’t speak for all of Black Lives Matter,” he said. “And does not speak for most folks in the black community, both middle class and poor, who know they are more likely to be pulled over than the Caucasian guy.”


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