We’re still processing the fact the President of the United States actually went out of his way to double back Tuesday and defend the white supremacists in Charlottesville whose rally resulted in death and dozens of injuries.
Donald Trump has said some shocking things, but straight up defending the alt-right, AKA white supremacists, AKA neo-Nazis? By creating a false equivalency in the made up “alt-left”?
Of course, some people are really happy with what he said. You know, like the Ku Klux Klan.
Sadly, that isn’t a joke. The former Imperial Wizard of the KKK and current “white nationalist” David Duke wrote on Twitter:
Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa https://t.co/tTESdV4LP0
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) August 15, 2017
But how about the people who AREN’T racist pieces of shit? Here’s a sampling of the THOUSANDS of outraged tweets from celebs, politicians, and
concerned disgusted citizens:
One of the most transparent lies Trump told today is that he likes to wait for the facts before he makes a statement. Hahahahahaahaha
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ John Legend (@johnlegend) August 15, 2017
The President of the United States just defended neo-Nazis and blamed those who condemn their racism and hate. This is sick.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) August 15, 2017
Trump is like, actually racist. He isn’t “saying the wrong thing”. He is actually racist and means this. Holy shit lol what a fucking idiot
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 15, 2017
The President’s most shameful weekend was just extended indefinitely
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) August 15, 2017
Sound the alarm. This country is on fire. And the arsonist is the President.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 15, 2017
“Look there was violence on both sides” – Trump on WW2 probably
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ josh groban (@joshgroban) August 15, 2017
Today is the day Donald Trump became president of the Confederacy.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) August 15, 2017
My heart continues to break the more I watch the news. The hate was one sided and it hurts for people to say otherwise. So much for facts.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) August 15, 2017
For those of you who didn’t have your marching orders to change the face of the House & Senate when the time comes.. YOU DO NOW.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) August 15, 2017
Fuck this guy. He has such passion for all of the evil corrupt people on this planet. Never any rage at the murderers. No compassion. https://t.co/5OCUBFZdQx
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) August 15, 2017
When Trump said,
“What about the alt-left that came charging at us” he aligned himself with Nazis.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) August 15, 2017
There has been this debate in the media: Is Trump actually racist or does he play a racist on TV to get votes? We got our answer today
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) August 15, 2017
TELL YOUR FUCKING BOY
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) August 15, 2017
There is a Nazi sitting in a jail, charged with murder, who has every reason to think the President has his back.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Local Milk Steak (@ZeddRebel) August 15, 2017
Nazis killed a woman in the United States and the president yelled at the people opposed to Nazis. I can’t believe that’s a true statement.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) August 15, 2017
The President of the United States just made it clear, in case anyone was still unsure, that he is in fact a racist.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) August 15, 2017
The president is unstable and supporting white supremacists. It is time for Republicans and Democrats to take action and save our country.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) August 15, 2017
My grandma, a Holocaust survivor, died a year ago. I miss her a lot but I’m glad she never saw the President of the US defend neo-Nazis
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jessica Schulberg (@jessicaschulb) August 15, 2017
I just watched the President defend a Neo-Nazi rally live on television. A defining moment. Like the moon landing but evil. pic.twitter.com/BEqko1xHow
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) August 15, 2017
The president of the United States comparing Confederate leaders to the Founding Fathers.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Michael Wilner (@mawilner) August 15, 2017
Trump’s whataboutism today was straight from Putin playbook.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) August 15, 2017
Unreal. The President of the United States is staging a no-holds-barred defense of the Alt Right on live television.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) August 15, 2017
My Twitter just exploded. You’d think the President of the USA just revealed himself to be a Nazi sympathizer on national TV or something.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Moshik Temkin (@moshik_temkin) August 15, 2017
The President did everything he could today to defend and deflect criticism from the Alt-right white supremacist movement. It’s a disgrace.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) August 15, 2017
Nazis killed a woman and the President backed them up.
What will they do now?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Catherynne Valente (@catvalente) August 15, 2017
President Trump just referred to a group of violent white nationalists, supremacists, segregationists, and neo-Nazis as “very fine people.”
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ John Dingell (@JohnDingell) August 15, 2017
The President says some of these people had nothing to do with white supremacists or nazis. The President of the United States of America. pic.twitter.com/2k4uwFtoeh
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) August 15, 2017
The President of the United States has just turned his face to the world to defend Nazis, fascists and racists. For shame.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ruth Davidson (@RuthDavidsonMSP) August 15, 2017
It is… fascinating to see white supremacist rhetoric come out of the mouth of the president–what will congressional Republicans do now?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Shani O. Hilton (@shani_o) August 15, 2017
It’s 2017 and a reporter had to ask the president of the United States how he feels about the Confederacy. Man.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 15, 2017
BTW, the now-normal sitch in which reporters politely shout questions while the President cuts them off & sneers at them as “fake” is NUTS.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) August 15, 2017
Here’s the question for journos to ask every Republican: “Do you agree with the President that some Nazis are good people?”
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) August 15, 2017
As of today, It is clear that the Office Of the President United States is occupied by a White Supremacist.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Mark Guy (@Mguy654) August 15, 2017
In an alternate universe, the President would be inviting Heather Heyer’s family to the WH or perhaps making plans to speak at her funeral.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) August 15, 2017
And re: Duke…
KKK leaders should never, ever be able to thank the President of the United States for their statements about white supremacy violence. https://t.co/GlzTJYMHz9
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) August 15, 2017
But we’ll let Josh Gad have the last word on this one.