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NY Post: Trump Badly Missed the Mark on Charlottesville

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By    |   Monday, 14 August 2017 10:52 AM

The New York Post editorial board blasted President Donald Trump for his failure to explicitly condemn white supremacism in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

The editors begin by quoting Trump's tweet from Saturday:

"Really: That was it," the editors write.

"Yet 'many sides' didn't drive a car into a crowd, an evident act of terrorism that killed Heather Heyer, 32, and hospitalized many more, with some still in critical condition."

They add, "it shouldn't be that hard to summon up a few Trumpian terms like 'losers' and 'really, really bad people' to describe the hundreds of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, white supremacists and the like who descended on the college town — not after one of them has killed an innocent."

Though the paper admits, "No doubt the thousands of counterprotesters included a fringe of hard-left losers, such as the 'antifa' thugs who seem to relish armed conflict. But the vast bulk of them had nothing to do with 'hatred, bigotry and violence': You don't have to be any kind of radical to be anti-Nazi."

Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and adviser, tweeted about the incident Sunday morning, condemning "racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis."

"If it's clear in the president's mind, he needs to make it clear in his own words, too," the editors conclude.

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