Trump’s tweet on anniversary of Charlottesville riots was presidential, predictably not good enough for CNN

Within hours of President Donald Trump posting a sensible tweet Saturday morning rightly condemning “all types of racism and acts of violence,” a host from CNN slammed him.

“The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!” the president tweeted around 9:30 am, EST.

According to Victor Blackwell, the weekend host of CNN’s “New Day,” the president’s otherwise commendable tweet should be ignored (if not condemned) in light of his alleged record of racism.

“This from the president who said that all Haitians have AIDS. This from the president who said that Nigerians will never ‘go back to their huts’ when they come and see America. This from the president who said that African countries are ‘shitholes,'” Blackwell said, citing anonymously sourced and uncorroborated accusations touted by the liberal mainstream media.

“This from the president who called, during the campaign, for a ban on non-American Muslims coming into the country,” he continued, implying that a ban on countries where Islamic terrorism is prominent is somehow wrong.

His rant continued like this for another minute or so, with Blackwell finally concluding, “This also from the president who, on time after time after Charlottesville, said, ‘There are very fine people on both sides.'”




Others across the left-wing media reacted similarly. Over at Vox, left-wing commentator Emily Stewart complained that “Trump’s Saturday tweet, while perhaps an improvement from his reaction to Charlottesville, still has an air of ‘many sides’ to it.”

Their primary beef with Trump stems in part from how he reacted after the riot last year in Charlottesville, where a feud between left-wing thugs and white supremacists led to the death of an innocent protester.

Following the altercation the president rightly pegged the blame for the innocent protester’s death on “both sides.” He was right. Video evidence from the event showed left-wing thugs being as unruly and vicious as (if not more-so than) the white supremacists.

Trump also rightly paid tribute to the “few good people” who attended the event. He was right about that as well. The event, known as the Unite the Right rally, was originally intended to protest the removal of Confederate statues. Thanks to it being hijacked by left-wing thugs and white supremacists, instead it became something else altogether.

And because the president told the truth about what happened, he’s been smeared as a racist and bigot ever since. Why? Because to the left, hatred only runs in one direction, which is why the left says nothing when whites are referred to as “crackers,” “hicks” and “hillbillies,” or conservative minorities such as Candace Owens are referred to as “Uncle Toms” and “coons.”

But Trump rightly condemning “all types of racism and acts of violence” — why, that’s what real racism looks like, according to the geniuses at “fake news” CNN. Now just imagine how CNN would have reacted had Trump not issued a condemned of racism. It’s just another example of damned if you do, damned if you don’t.


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