By George L. Cook III African American Reports.
I keep expecting to wake up from this dream in a cold sweat and realize this is not real. Sadly that will not happen.
Many of us, my self-included didn't expect much from Donald Trump and expected him to be one of the worst presidents ever. What we did not expect was the President of the United States to be openly associated with and defending the actions of Nazi's and white supremacist.
We know live in an America where the President of the United States took more than 48 hours to condemn racial hatred. During his first press conference, he blamed "both" sides. He gave some lame excuse about waiting to get the facts at another failed press conference. The facts of what happened in Charlottesville have nothing to do with condemning white nationalist and white supremacist groups. "45" should have IMMEDIATELY said that racism and hate groups are wrong and that they will not be tolerated or accepted in the United States. He should have stated that he wants nothing to do with them and that he doesn't want their support. He didn't need the facts to do that.
But instead he keeps talking about wrong on both sides even though the action of the alt-right led to the death of Heather Heyer, not the actions of any counter protesters. He ignores the fact no one including two Virginia State Troopers would have died had the racist groups not come to Charlottesville Virginia to supposedly protest the removal of a General Lee monument.
This president seems to think that protesting hate and evil makes the counter protesters as bad as the white supremacist. How dare they say no to hate.
Not only that he thinks some of the alt-right/white nationalist are "fine people." I guess they are great examples of humanity when they are not hating African Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ people, Muslims, Jews, or threatening to harm others that they feel superior to.
This is a president who at the time of this writing has not reached out to the mother of Heather Heyer, who died protesting hate, but he has taken the time to hold a second press conference to appease David Duke. A move which Duke appreciated:
This is the same POTUS that took two days to respond to what white hate groups did in Charlottesville that caused three deaths but took 51 minutes to attack a black man, Kenneth Frazier when that black man and CEO of Merck resigned from Trump's American Manufacturing Council to protest Trump's indifference to hate groups.
It's time for everyone to face the fact which many of us already have, Trump is not the President of the United States but the President to that 38 % that make up his political base. He doesn't give a damn about the rest of us.
Sadly, this is not a dream, it's a nightmare.
George L. Cook III African American Reports.