Donald Trump is Accused Of Trying To ‘Whitewash White Nationalism’. Again…
USA - 30 April, 2019
The CNN host, Don Lemon, destroys Trump’s “bogus argument” that the Charlottesville violence was caused by a statue of Robert E. Lee.
Don Lemon rammed President Donald Trump on Monday for defending his 2017 comments that there were “very fine people on both sides” of violent clashes between white supremacists and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Trump claimed that the violence ― which included the car attack that killed protester Heather Heyer ― involved people who were defending a statue of Robert E. Lee, in spite of the rally being organized by a white supremacist and with a help of neo-Nazi organizations.
The CNN host offered another interpretation. “I’m gonna be very clear here: Charlottesville was not about a statue,” Lemon said. “It was about hate.”
Lemon then showed footage of white supremacists marching through the community chanting “Jews will not replace us” as they carried torches.
“Everyone knows ― we all heard ― what went on in Charlottesville,” Lemon said. “There were not very fine people on both sides.”
He also blasted Trump for his attempt to manipulate facts:
“You can’t whitewash white nationalism with a bogus argument that the white supremacists and neo-Nazis who openly paraded their hate on the streets of Charlottesville were protesting the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, who waged war on the United States, a brutal slave owner, who fought for the continued enslavement of millions of African-Americans ― millions of people who looked like me.”