New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio lashed out on Twitter with an epic rant today, managing to both pay tribute to those who tragically lost their lives in Charlottesville yesterday, and capture the anger felt by many Americans over the display of White supremacist hate and violence.
“Our prayers go out to the families of Heather Heyer and State Troopers Cullen and Bates, who were killed yesterday in Charlottesville,” his initial tweet said. From there, he got heated and pointed in his criticisms at both the event itself, and at Trump’s grossly inadequate response.
“It shouldn’t be hard to say – what happened in Charlottesville was an act of domestic terrorism. Period,” his subsequent tweet said. “This white supremacy movement is a danger to us all, including our including our law enforcement officers who often engage with these hate groups.”
He then directed his final shot directly at President Trump, slamming him for refusing to call out these hate groups by name. This, after the President attacked President Obama and Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign for not calling out islamic terrorists by name.
“Unless you’re willing to discuss and talk about the real nature of the problem and the name of the problem, you’re never going to solve the problem,” Trump said during a speech in Atlanta last summer. He was referring then to radical islamic terrorism, but what’s good for beating the jihadi should be good for destroying the White supremacist, right?
“President Trump is blunt about everything else – it’s time he stopped pulling punches and condemn White supremacy in our country,” de Blasio concludes.
You can read Mayor de Blasio’s entire epic Twitter rant below.
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