One of the most common and talked about complaints the right, and particularly the Trumpist right, has about the left and had about Obama in particular was his refusal to call Islamic terror by its name. Now some Republican lawmakers are lodging that same complaint against a President again, this time Trump.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.”
This was the President’s statement today before reporters at a sunny golf resort in New Jersey. That lack of specificity about what happened is what has some Republicans demanding consistency.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 12, 2017
Mr. President – we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism. https://t.co/PaPNiPPAoW
— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) August 12, 2017
We should call evil by its name. My brother didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home. -OGH
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) August 12, 2017
What ” WhiteNatjonalist” are doing in Charlottesville is homegrown terrorism that can’t be tolerated anymore that what Any extremist does
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) August 12, 2017
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) August 12, 2017
And even if you never called for Obama to call terror by its name, know this: it DOES matter to the scumbags. This is from a prominent white supremacist, neo-Nazi website, via Soledad O’Brien on Twitter.
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