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Trump Tells the Truth About Charlottesville

18 August 2017 Articles News & Analysis


In a press conference on Tuesday, Trump denounced the Alt-Left, praised the Alt Right, and told the truth about what happened in Charlottesville.

by Jay Lorenz


President Trump is the only politician who is willing to stand up and tell the truth about what happened in Charlottesville. Everyone saw what happened, but the Democrats have lied in order to boost their side, and the Republicans have rushed to echo them because they don’t mind losing, as long as they don’t get called racist. Trump, however, told the truth, which gets you into a lot of trouble in the current year.

In a press conference on Tuesday, ostensibly about infrastructure, Trump was largely asked questions about Charlottesville. He refused to echo his statements from Monday, which denounced and placed all the blame on the “Unite the Right” demonstrators for the violence that occurred. He was clearly angry that his concessions did not get him anywhere with the media, the left, and the cuckservative wing of his party. He did not even revert to his Saturday comments which placed the blame on both sides. Instead, on Tuesday, Trump energetically attacked what he has branded as the “Alt-Left,” and defended the Alt Right. Many of the questions were impossible to make out, so much of the press conference came off like a speech advocating for White culture.

When asked why he “waited so long” to denounce “neo-Nazis,” Trump stated that “unlike most politicians,” he wanted to wait for the facts before making a definitive statement. This is what any reasonable person would do. However, the media wants Trump, and every public figure, to condemn every person who attended “Unite the Right,” and to dehumanize them. These are people who claim that pro-White individuals do not have a right to be in the United States at all, and Trump refused to be bullied by them.

Immediately after this, Trump made his biggest mistake. He had just gone on at length about needing to know the facts before making definitive statements, but then he condemned James Fields as a murderer, and possibly a terrorist, before any investigation has taken place. This has been the popular thing to do in the media and for politicians, as pretty much everyone has condemned Fields as guilty before knowing the facts. Even Jeff Sessions labeled him a terrorist immediately, without bothering to study the situation at all. If Fields is found to be innocent, these people will look like fools. Trump should have reiterated his statement that he needed to know the facts before making a definitive statement. This may have caused the country to literally explode, but it would have been the right thing to do.

When informed that dying Arizona Senator John McCain said that the Alt Right was responsible for the attack, Trump said, “What about the Alt-Left that came charging at the, as you say, the Alt Right? Do they have any semblance of guilt? What about the fact that they came charging, swinging clubs?” He then further condemned the Alt-Left, correctly stating, “You had a group on the other side that came charging in, without a permit, and they were very, very violent.”

When asked to condemn the Alt Right as a neo-Nazi group, Trump said, “Not all of those people were neo-Nazis.” This is where they get all of the cucks to concede. The media and the left asserts, without evidence, that the Alt Right is a neo-Nazi group which explicitly calls for genocide. The cucks then trip over themselves to condemn the Alt Right without pushing back at all. The cuckservatives always engage on the terms of the opposition, and this is why they always lose. Trump refused to condemn the Alt Right, a major part of his base.

Trump then echoed a popular Alt Right and Alt-Lite talking point when he said, “I wonder is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?” Here he showed that he understands that the end goal is the demolition of all symbols of White culture and Civilization. He was visibly annoyed at the idea that these historical monuments would be replaced. It seemed he  was advocating for keeping the confederate statues (which he explicitly did on twitter later in the week). Trump was genuinely angry about the left trying to tear down White monuments.

When asked if he was “putting what you call the Alt-Left and White supremacists on the same moral plane,” Trump refused to play the media’s moralizing game. He stuck to the facts, and called out the Alt-Left for being the perpetrators of the attack, and pointed out that the “Unite the Right” demonstrators were merely defending themselves. The reporter wanted him to morally condemn the Alt Right and say that the Alt-Left was morally justified—something in the vein of “Well, violence normally is not justified, but in this case, the Alt Right is so morally evil that they deserve to be attacked.” Many Republicans, including Marco Rubio, have said just that. Trump did not take the bait, and instead said the Alt Right was in the right, had a legal permit, and was violently attacked by the communists.

Trump further justified the protest and the Alt Right, saying, “You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue, and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.”He followed that up by saying, “You’re changing history, you’re changing culture.” Here, Trump  points out that White history and culture is being erased in the United States, and that is a bad thing.

Amazingly, this was not the best moment of the press conference. Trump said that many at the protest were “very fine people.” When he wanted to exemplify the best of the “Unite the Right” protesters, he, more than once, referred to the night before—the torch light rally led by Richard Spencer. He said that they were fine people who were “protesting very quietly” and not using violence. Referring to the Alt Right protesters, he said, “You had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest, and very legally protest. . . they had a permit. The other group didn’t have a permit.” He explicitly condemned the KKK and neo-Nazis, but essentially endorsed the Alt Right as good people protesting the right way. This is an important distinction, as the KKK and neo-Nazism are movements of the past, and the Alt Right is a movement of the future. Trump might as well be disavowing ghosts when he talks about the KKK and neo-Nazis. His endorsement of the Alt Right, and of White people standing up for their culture and history, is heard loud and clear. 

With all the misinformation about Charlottesville going around this week, it was refreshing to hear a major public figure call out the lies. Being at the rally, and then seeing the media report the exact opposite of what happened was disturbing. Surrounded by a sea of liars in Washington and the media, Trump alone was willing to tell the truth about what happened in Charlottesville.