In the wake of the mosque attack in New Zealand this morning, Trump has repeatedly made a complete ass out of himself, like usual.
To kick things off, he was extremely late in issuing his generic condolences to the victims — which is bad enough in and of itself. But he definitely didn’t stop there. He grossly used the massacre to further his own agenda this afternoon as he signed the veto after his national emergency declaration was rejected. Then to top things off he essentially defended white nationalism on television when asked if he saw it to be a “rising threat.”
Asked by @TerryMoran whether he considers white nationalism as a rising threat around the world, Pres. Trump says “I don’t, really.”
— ABC News (@ABC) March 15, 2019
“I don’t really,” Trump stated as he sat in the Oval Office. “I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems, I guess.” He guesses, you guys.
Trump went on to state that, “If you look at what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that’s the case. I don’t know enough about it yet. They’re just learning about the person and the people involved.”
He said that the attack on the mosque that left at least 49 dead was a “terrible thing” but he just can’t blame it on white supremacy. Because of course not. Trump’s entire livelihood rests on the shoulders of white nationalism. Why else would he be promoting an interview between himself and a well-known anti-Muslim news platform on Twitter in the midst of an attack on Muslims?
Trump gets to say that it’s a “small group of people” because he’s lucky enough to not be a part of that group. He can spout off about the attack being a “horrible” and “terrible” thing, but he’s not about to shoulder the blame as one of the largest champions of white supremacy that ever lived. The only halfway decent thing to come of the shitstorm that descended out of Trump’s mouth is the fact that he finally acknowledged this attack as what it is — a terror attack.
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