Starting with a tiki torch hate march on Friday night and culminating in the horrific murder of 32-year-old Heather Heyer the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and the alt-right terrorized Charlottesville Virginia over the weekend.
Two state troopers also lost their lives when their helicopter crashed on Charlottesville’s outskirts as they were surveilling the hate groups actions so they could report back to the officers on the ground.
Many of the marchers wore Donald Trump campaign swag, called out his rally cries of "build the wall" and "make america great again"and even mentioned him by name as the reason for their being there.
Surely one would believe that Trump would at some point have to denounce the violence and rhetoric of these hate groups after he had been specifically name checked by them?
One would be mistaken.
Even after the murder of the young woman who traveled to the site to counter-protest the hateful messages being exposed Trump still refused to name the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists and the alt-right in a Saturday address where he instead called out "many sides" for the violence and murder!
Finally after a full three days from the start of the weekend of hate Trump condemned by name the K.K.K., neo-Nazis and white supremacists and the alt-right during a White House speech on Monday.
For some reason though Trump, according to a White House aide, “insisted” on beginning his robotic 100% teleprompter read address by touting what a great job he was doing and the terrific economy our country was enjoying before deeming to condemn the violence, destruction and murder caused by the hate groups as "evil".
Here is that bizarre speech in it's entirety...
Then mere hours after his oration on the "evil" white supremacists he took to twitter to retweet a race baiting posting by Jack Posobiec, a well known conspiracy theorist, white separatist and member of the the alt-right.
Here is the post Trump retweeted...
If that's not a wink and a nod I don't know what is!
If you are not familiar with Posobiec he gained a good amount of notoriety for promoting the thoroughly discredited story about the killing of DNC employee Seth Rich and also propagated the repulsive pedophile ring “pizzagate” allegation against the Hillary Clinton campaign among other falsehoods.
Way to pick 'em Donny!
As an added bonus wink and nod to his racist fan base Trump has also floated to the media that he is considering pardoning known racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio who was found guilty Monday of criminal contempt for intentionally violating a court order which demanded he cease his practice of detaining people simply on the suspicion that they were in the country illegally — a practice that had led to the predominant detention of Latinos.
Wink and nod received Dear Leader!