President Donald Trump Is Being dragged all over Twitter for over his slow response to condemn white supremacists after a counter-protester was killed following a Charlottesville, Va. rally.
Reading a written statement drafted by White House staff, Trump condemned racism for the first time since the terrorist incident in Virginia shook the nation to its core. Trump had initially blamed “many sides” for the violence that broke out at the event, drawing massive backlash from lawmakers from both parties who insisted he specifically denounce the white nationalists at the rally.
“Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to what we hold dear as Americans,” Trump said Monday.
Democratic congressman Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) blasted the president for taking three days to condemn the terrorist group.
“All it took was 3 days of crushing public pressure for @realDonaldTrump to finally muster the courage to condemn nazism & racism,” Ryan tweeted Monday.
All it took was 3 days of crushing public pressure for @realDonaldTrump to finally muster the courage to condemn nazism & racism.
— Congressman Tim Ryan (@RepTimRyan) August 14, 2017
The internet was not buying Trump’s insincere remarks either:
I think you mean to muster up the courage to read from a Teleprompter a speech that somebody else wrote.
— evy davis (@evydavis) August 14, 2017
— David Pepper (@DavidPepper) August 14, 2017
— Maureen French (@MaureenFrench) August 14, 2017
— AliD (@Vetinari3) August 14, 2017
Too little too late
— sarah siskin (@sarah_siskin) August 14, 2017
He had 3 days to craft that speech which was self serving and uninspiring. He was forced to denounce. Sounded surly & insincere.
— gail durham (@gaildurham2) August 14, 2017
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