The Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, knows exactly where the blame for yesterday’s horrifying terrorist attack by white supremacists during the “Unite The Right” march lies, and he didn’t hold back in his Sunday morning condemnation of the White House for its role in encouraging this kind of violence.
Mayor Michael Signer, a Democrat, joined CNN’s Jake Tapper to discuss yesterday’s appalling white terror attack, in which neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Junior he drove his car into a crowd of protesters, leaving one person dead and nineteen more injured.
When asked what made him blame the White House for yesterday’s attacks, Singer just said “look at the campaign he ran.”
“Look at the intentional courting both, on the one hand, of all these white supremacists, white nationalist groups like that, anti-Semitic groups. And then look on the other hand, the repeated failure to step up, condemn, denounce, silence, you know, put to bed all those different efforts.”
Singer went on to call the attack an act of terror: “I hope that if the facts are there, that we vigorously prosecute this as a case of domestic terrorism,, This cannot be tolerated.”
But while Trump ‘s failure to adequately condemn the violence is indeed a very serious abdication of moral leadership, it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to enabling and propagation of white supremacy in America.
Watch Signer’s remarks here:
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