Trump finally calls out white supremecists

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  1. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.npr.org/2017/08/14/54341...emacists-after-charlottesville-racism-is-evil

    This is good to see and hopefully it takes some of the wind out of their sails.

    It remains to be seen how committed to this Trump is. Is it being said with a wink? Is it simply a result of who he had breakfast with? Will be say something different tomorrow? Hopefully he stays the course.
     
  2. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    where's the tweet?


    Edit: I see, he made a video. 48 hours too late....
     
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    Said with a wink. Too late, they'll just say he was forced to say it.
     
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    by whom? his Jewish son in law? :rolleyes:
     
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    Better late than never, but it's pretty damned late...
     
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    He was too busy eating KFC. Fingers were too greasy to type out a tweet.
     
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    Trump has proven his extreme reluctance to denounce extremists in USA, the most well known is David Duke (taking a day or two before he disavowed his support).

    Trump is very fast responding to NK, but days to respond to events inside US.
     
  8. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    He was quick to respond to someone resigning this morning over the incident, but slow to respond to incident itself appropriately. Very telling where his priorities are. Blast the black guy for leaving your council immediately, but take your time blasting and calling out white supremacist by name.
     
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    Well scripted. However one interesting thing to note - the use and placement of the word "including..."

    Think on that one/
     
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    It's pathetic Trump has to be guilted into saying Nazi terrorists are bad.
     
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    It should also be noted that he threw out an economic message about jobs and such before getting to the Charlottesville incident, which also shows where his priorities are. Pathetic.

    Today's speech should have been about one thing and one thing only. And should have happened sooner.

    Weak pathetic president.
     
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    Maybe if these people had jobs they wouldnt be out terrorizing neighborhoods.

    Good for Trump to call out this behaviour, unacceptable.
     
  13. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Pretty sure you can be employed and be racist. In fact, many are upset now because they lost their job by participating because they were photographed and their employees want nothing to do with them.
     
  14. zin Suspended

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    Well, there you go. He came out and said specifically what the children wanted him to say in order to stop them crying over nothing. Reminds me of when he omitted a specific reference to the Jews, instead referring to all people affected by the Holocaust, and the Anne Frank Center and other babies accused him of being an anti-semitic holocaust denier.

    It's truly pathetic what these people cry about. He condemned violence within hours of it occurring. The babies were just upset he didn't condemn violence in the specific way they wanted.

    I cannot imagine how stressful of a world these people live in.
     
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    Outstanding point.
     
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    Yup. He still couldn't single out the Nazi's there.
     
  17. samcraig macrumors P6

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    The babies? Oh the irony based on your post.
     
  18. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

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    Better late than never, so I applaud Trump for finally calling out the white supremacist groups. It's a good thing he did it.

    I wouldn't want to be seen as a hypocrite. We can't condemn Trump for not mentioning white supremacists and not applaud when he does. I am glad he did it, he deserves a little tiny bit of praise, but now we have to pressure him to go further and actually do something for once.

    Also, is this the first time Trump succumbed to political pressure?
     
  19. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    Do something like what?
     
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    What is he supposed to do, the president can't really fight an idea. The Klan is 150 years old and there's been Neo-Nazi's as long as I can remember. The only people that can fight ideas are communities
     
  21. LordVic macrumors 601

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    ARE YOU seriously calling people cry babies for wanting America's leader to denounce Nazism on principle, instead of out of convenience to him?

    how dare you. How ****ing dare you. There is absolutely nothing defensible in Trumps' behaviour. And defending it paints yourself for who you are.

    When Nazi's are involved, there should be an instinctual condemnation. No waffling. No ignoring it. Instant Condemnation.
     
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    What the people are complaining about is the double standard. Being the leader of the free requires him to address incidents like this for what they are, immediately. Not come out with a vague response only to say what he needed to say 48 HRS later. Pretty sure he had to consult with his buddy Bannon and others in his circle prior to release that statement. "Crying over nothing", that's a good one. If this kid were an illegal immigrant or an Arab wearing a Hijab, he would have been paraded all over Faux news and it would have been the biggest thing since sliced bread. I'm glad you're finally coming out to pasture, but please don't stop.
     
  23. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Good for Trump for finally doing the right thing.
     
  24. niploteksi macrumors regular

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    He doesn't have a lot of voters in NK.

    It would be interesting to see statistics about employment in both groups attending.
     
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    Act like he is the President of the United States of America.
    That job also entails leading the nation when disasters happen and when events such as this weekends protests happen.
    People all over the USA are raw, bitter and increasingly divided and they want to look to a leader.
    "(Y)our nation turns its lonely eyes to you…"

    Christ on a bike! Even George W Bush "got that" right.

    100%.
    Well said.

    Exactly.
    He is the Head of State.

    Bring people together. Comfort people in times of anxiety and anger.

    *sigh* But I fear, not this Trump.
     

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