It is awfully ironic how the liberals are bashing President Trump for placing blame on both sides for the violence in the Charlottesville incident and not solely condemning the white supremacists, considering they conveniently overlooked Hillary and Obama’s close friendship with former KKK member, Robert Byrd.
Following the Charlottesville incident involving a car crashing into a crowd of people, President Trump seemed to be one of the only figures in the country condemning both sides for their displays of violence and bigotry. It was not clear who, exactly, was behind the attack, or which group was responsible.
Trump waited until the dust settled and condemned both sides, as both sides warrant condemnation in this situation: from the white supremacists to the black supremacists, to the Communists, to Antifa, the situation was hardly one-sided.
David Duke attempted to link Trump to the bigotry and hatred that was present in Charlottesville, however, it would be a far cry to say that the President is in any way happy with or affiliated with Duke or those he associates with, and to say so is to insult the President and his supporters.
However, President Trump, back when he was dropping out of the Reform Party primary in 2000, condemned David Duke.
When pressed by Matt Lauer on why he saw the Reform Party as self-destructing, Trump commented:
“Well, you’ve got David Duke just joined, a bigot, a racist, a problem, I mean, this is not exactly the people you want in your party.” –Gateway Pundit
Watch Trump’s 2000 interview with Lauer here:
Despite mounting criticism for Donald Trump’s failure to disavow former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke’s support, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton once heaped praise for late Klan leader Sen. Robert Byrd.
In a video uploaded to the State Department’s official YouTube page on June 28, 2010, Clinton commemorated late Sen. Byrd by saying, “Today our country has lost a true American original, my friend and mentor Robert C. Byrd.”
Via: Daily Caller
And when the former KKK member, Senator Robert Byrd died, Barack Obama gave the eulogy:
President Obama lauded the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd today for keeping faith with his family, his state of West Virginia and his beloved U.S. Constitution.
“He was a Senate icon, he was a party leader, he was an elder statesman, and he was my friend,” Obama told thousands who gathered for Byrd’s funeral on the steps of the golden-domed West Virginia statehouse. “That’s how I’ll remember him.”