On the anniversary of Charlottesville, Trump dogwhistled to neo-Nazis - again.

On the August 12th anniversary of the Nazi and White Supremacist riot in Charlottesville, Trump tweeted a dog whistle to the alt-right racists he comforted last year.

Remember his press conferences (August 12, 2017 and again August 15, 2017) in which Trump steadily refused to denounce the white nationalist rallies, which resulted in violence and the death of Heather Heyer, a counter-demonstrator. Instead, he offered more and more false equivalence defense and support for the the followers of white supremacist Richard Spencer and others who claimed they gathered in Charlottesville to fight the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee.

"I've condemned neo-Nazis. I've condemned many different groups," Trump said. "Not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch."

Yesterday, the New York Times published a vivid account of what actually happened at Charlottesville in August 2017, “They [the white spremacists] carried semi-automatic weapons, Confederate flags, and wore swastikas on their arms. They chanted "Jews will not replace us," brutally beat a young black man as he lay on the ground, and drove a car into a crowd of protestors, injuring dozens and murdering a young woman."

Trump in 2017? “Some very fine people" and "Blame on both sides."

August 12, 2018 was no different.

"I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence," Trump stated yesterday, hiding, as he often does, behind cowardly tweets. "Peace to ALL Americans!"

Please note. Last year, when Trump said there was “Blame on all sides" and failed to denounce Nazis, the GOP did nothing. They failed to correct, denounce or censure him.

They did the same yesterday. Nothing.

Remember this in November. #StopTrumpRacism. #StopTrump #StoptheGOP


Post Script. 1. What happened yesterday, August 12, 2018, during the much anticipated and feared white supremacist march outside the White House? (italics mine)

New York Times, WASHINGTON, August 13, 2018 — After weeks of hype, white supremacists managed to muster just a couple of dozen supporters on Sunday in the nation's capital for the first anniversary of their deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., finding themselves greatly outnumbered by counterprotesters, police officers and representatives of the news media. But even with the low turnout, almost no one walked away with the sense that the nation's divisions were any closer to healing.

Indeed, the streets of downtown Washington were charged on Sunday with tension, emotion and noise, particularly in the afternoon, as the right-wing agitator Jason Kessler and perhaps 20 fellow members of the far right — some wearing bright red "Make America Great Again" hats, some draped in American flags — marched under heavy police escort from the Metro station in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood to their barricaded and heavily protected rally area near the White House.

They were surrounded by a vast, rolling plume of counterprotesters, who hurled insults, waved middle fingers and chanted "Shame!"

If you want to read more, here is the full New York Times coverage- Rally by White Nationalists Was Over Almost Before It Began https://nyti.ms/2P3r1RJ?smid=nytcore-ios-share

2. This is an article I am very proud that I wrote last year,about Charlotteville, our fake president, and the White Supremacists that he supports and emboldens. Talking Statues. http://www.voices4hillary.com/lets-talk-statues-2474150845.html

Talking Statues. Some thoughts on Charlottesville, Trump, and American racism by Annette Niemtzow

I hope you will read or reread and share it, and this current post too.

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