The Liberal Left attempted to take jabs at President Trump over the weekend as well as today by saying he was “enabling white supremacist” despite the fact that he did, in fact, denounce them and has done so several times over the years. Regardless… the mainstream media labeled him as a racist, something they’ve been looking to do for quite some time.
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
As reported by The Washington Examiner:
When it was confirmed that a female counter-protester died and more than a dozen were injured, Trump said on Sunday, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.”
In turn, pundits and politicians alike lambasted Trump’s failure to explicitly name white supremacists in his condemnation.
On CNN’s “State of the Union” yesterday, anchor Jake Tapper asked if Trump was sending a dog whistle to the white supremacists who supported him. To bolster his point, Tapper repeatedly pointed to his interview with Trump in February 2016 where Trump did not explicitly disavow support from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
Nowhere did Tapper point out that two days before his interview with Trump, the presidential candidate was asked at a press conference about Duke’s endorsement and unequivocally declared, “I disavow.”
After his interview with Tapper, Trump reiterated his rejection of Duke’s support on Twitter. Tapper said nothing about that either.
Tapper and his colleagues at CNN complain incessantly that the President refers to the network as #FakeNews, but they exhibit precisely the kind of bias that makes Trump’s branding exercise effective.
Trump haters, including many in the mainstream media, are always in a mad hurry to conclude that the president is shilling for or coddling white supremacists. “These are the people who got Trump elected,” they tell themselves. The “alt-right,” which for Trump haters is synonymous with racism and bigotry, has now become a group they despise even more than the politically-incorrect “white male.”