Trump Condemns New Zealand Attack, Dems and Drive-Bys Claim He Didn’t

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from Rush Limbaugh,

RUSH: During the event where Trump actually formally vetoed the bill, a reporter asked him about New Zealand, the shooting there. The reporter said, “Now, the killer in this tragic incident wrote a manifesto, apparently. Did you see that? Apparently, the shooter mentioned your name, sir!”

THE PRESIDENT: I think it’s a horrible event. It’s a horrible thing. I said early in the morning when I looked at what was happening in New Zealand — I just spoke, as you know, with the prime minister — I think it’s a horrible, disgraceful thing, and a horrible act.

RUSH: Now, the next sound bite is what set them off. Trump said that he doesn’t think white nationalism is on the rise. A reporter asked, “Do you see today white nationalism as a rising threat around the world?”

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems. I guess if you look at what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that’s a case. I don’t know enough about it yet. They’re just learning about the person and the people involved. But it’s certainly a terrible thing.

RUSH: Okay. So he’s asked specifically, “Do you think that New Zealand is a sign that white nationalism is a rising threat around the world?” You heard Trump’s answer. That just set ’em off in the Drive-By Media and throughout the Democrat Party.

AL SHARPTON: (music) The world waits for President Trump to condemn an easily recognizable evil.

RASHIDA TLAIB: He needs to speak up and condemn this.

KIRSTEN POWERS: He chooses to not condemn them.

CORY BOOKER: (background noise) We have a president can’t even condemn Nazis?

SYMONE SANDERS: Donald Trump is a white nationalist.

MEHDI HASAN: When the shooter or bomber is a Muslim, they’re scum, they’re animals, they’re evil. When it’s a white nationalist? Doesn’t say anything.

MARK UPDEGROVE: Donald Trump has yet to condemn these attacks.

FREDRICKA WHITFIELD: People are looking to the world’s most powerful leader to condemn what took place.

BORIS SANCHEZ: He didn’t explicitly condemn Islamophobia!

KEITH ELLISON: He is reluctant to condemn white supremacy.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: (background noise) The president, once again, refusing to call white nationalism by its name.

CHRIS WALLACE: Why not deliver a speech condemning it?

RUSH: Did the president not condemn it? You heard him. The president condemned it, spoke out against it. In fact, this demand that you condemn something like this is a trap in and of itself.

So to demand that Trump condemn it after he did condemn it… But he didn’t go far enough because he didn’t condemn white nationalism.

He didn’t blame white nationalism. So here we go with a classic example. The left and the media get it in their heads that everybody — everybody — thinks white nationalism is the biggest problem in the country and that it’s on the rise. That’s just a given, and if you don’t agree and you don’t join that fracas — if you don’t join that chorus — then you must be a white nationalist. The irrationality here is all on the part of the Democrats and these lunatics in the media! Demanding that something like this be condemned, and then when the condemnation comes, to say that it’s not sufficient because he didn’t then condemn white nationalism?

Well, what the hell does condemning something like this do for anybody when every rational person alive condemns it — and what good does condemning it do anyway? If hopes and prayers and thoughts are irrelevant, then what the hell is a condemnation? Is condemning this gonna make sure the next one doesn’t happen again? Is condemning this going to so shame the perpetrator that he’s going to beg forgiveness and ask everybody to do whatever they want with him? They feel so bad. What good is a condemnation?

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