Republicans Rebuke Trump Over Charlottesville Remarks

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On Tuesday, Trump said the neo-Nazi protesters were not the only ones responsible for the violence in Charlottesville this weekend. He also blamed “alt-left” protesters, claiming they ignited violence against the racists by coming at them and “swinging clubs.”

Republicans strongly rebuked the president.

“We must be clear,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on Twitter. “White supremacy is repulsive. This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for. There can be no moral ambiguity.”

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), who has a black father and white mother, noted that former KKK leader David Duke thanked Trump for blaming “alt-left” protesters.

“I don’t think anybody should be looking at getting props from a Grand Dragon of the KKK as any kind of sign of success,” Hurd said.

 

“Apologize,” Hurd said. “Racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism of any form is unacceptable. The leader of the free world should be unambiguous about that.” Read more at The Hill.

{Matzav.com}

 

9 COMMENTS

  1. Trump was 100% right today and right on the money. Ryan is an outrageous, loser leftist leaning Rino that is the worst possible leader for the Republicans.

    • Totally agree! From day 1 that Trump became POTUS I wait impatiently for this hypocrite 2-face to be fired.

      Why is the violence in Charlottesville where 1 person was killed replayed daily since Saturday while the Saturday violence in Chicago where 9 people!! were killed and 30 injured!! not even on mainstream media?
      You know why? Because Charolottesville violence was a planned affair by the left, mainstream media and CIA. Obama’s ex-CIA Deep State agent extreme liberal Brennan Gilmore, was a main orchestrator behind this violence. He had a pre-approved interview by CNN days before about this planned violence and was there from the beginning to the end, even following the car that plowed into the people, but moved aside at the end. The hypocrisy and cruelty of the left, including this Rino is sickening!

    • A Rino? Maybe learn the history of the big tent party! And trump is a loyal republican? Trump would have run Democrat if he saw better odds. How about weigh issues based on issues and not on party stamped approval! It’s enough the republican party has lost a huge swath of liberal republicans In The last 20 years! Their was a time when both parties had both liberals and conservatives. Apparently the republicans don’t realize you don’t win elections by picking rad crux type candidates! Independents/moderates decide the elections and whoever is the least radical from whichever party will most likely win an election. But keep hurling insults at those you seen rinos. It’s funny considering trump has been a registered republican for what a New york minute!

  2. I knew Ryan when he was an intern to Jack Kemp.. My, how far left he’s gone in these few years. He still looks like Eddie from the Munster Family.

  3. Your head is obviously stuck in the sand Mr. Tzoorba. You’ve been brainwashed that Trump can do no wrong, just like all the liberals who were brainwashed that Obama is G-d’s gift to the world (they’re both awful presidents for different reasons). Stop hiding behind a rock and call a spade a spade: Trump reacted the worst possible way by not immediately denouncing neo-nazis and other radicals (who by the way are worse anti semites than any left-wing nut). Stop defending Nazis just because it makes Messiah Trump look bad…

    • I disagree with your characterization of neonazis being “…worse anti semites than any left-wing nut”, but that’s a relatively minor quibble. The rest of your post is spot-on, IMO. Much as I appreciate President Trump’s strong support of Israel, I can’t ignore everything else. For someone who’s the moral leader of the United States and the free world, this is yet another thing that he’s said or done that’s simply awful. It’s dismaying that so many people judge an action based on who’s doing it instead of by the action itself, and this is true across the political spectrum.

  4. Trump is right. We need to get rid of all these lefty politicians. They have created a whole generation of mixed up youngsters. Time for change.

    • We all know the fubdamentalist Christians have a good track record with jews! You might want to reexamine your outlook. Stop making this a liberal vs conservative or republican vs Democratic issue. Pick positions by the issues themselves not the party choices! If Obama didnt institute Obamacare a republican would have done it. It’s a republican idea! Ironicly trumps infrastructure plan is a Democratic idea and it’s good he is not afraid to touch it for that reason! Hopefully.

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