By Scott Tibbs, August 19, 2017
President Trump has been accused of "defending" white supremacists and neo-Nazis at his press conference this past week. I listened to his answers, and he did no such thing. I expect Leftists will attack Trump and distort what he said, but establishment Republicans need to stop being cowards and defend their President when he deserves to be defended. You will never be liked by the Left or the mainstream media!
In fact, I am surprised the sound bytes have been played and broadcast as often as they have, since the President completely clowned the media. This was one of the President's best performances.
Of course Antifa (also called the "alt-left") bears a lot of blame for the violence in Charlottesville. Had the Antifa thugs and criminals not violently attacked, there would have been no brawl. Obviously, they have the right to protest but the Antifa thugs and criminals absolutely wanted a fight.
The New York Times did a fraudulent "fact check" on Trump's comparison:
I would say this is shockingly dishonest, but we are talking about the fake news media here. President Trump never compared Antifa generally with Fields specifically. Al Drago is a liar.
|But there is one stark difference between the violence on the two sides: The police said that James Alex Fields Jr. of Ohio drove his car into a crowd and killed at least one person, Heather Heyer. Mr. Fields was charged with second-degree murder.
Comparing Antifa to Mr. Fields’s act is like “comparing a propeller plane to a C-130 transport,” said Brian Levin, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.
Trump compared Antifa thugs generally with the white supremacist thugs generally, and he was absolutely right to do so. You had running street brawls (including at least one Antifa thug who made a makeshift flamethrower) between two sides that were looking for a fight. Of course there is blame on both sides and of course Trump is right to point this out. How is this controversial?
By saying that, I am obviously not defending the monster who drove his car into Leftist protesters. He should be executed and I personally volunteer to pull the switch on the electric chair to end his life.
The establishment Republicans bashing Trump for telling the truth are a bunch of cuckolded cowards. It is utterly disgusting to see them scatter for the hills when they have a real opportunity to target and attack the violent Antifa thugs that our President rightly condemned. Establishment Republicans are seeking the approval of people who will never support them, and will always try to tie them to neo-Nazis and white supremacists. It is a foolish, losing strategy.