Fox Host: ‘No Question’ That White Supremacists See Trump ‘On Their Side’

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Fox Business host Gerard Baker said Monday that “there is no question” that white supremacists “see Donald Trump, and other people like him, as kind of on their side.”

“I think Donald Trump was very very badly misrepresented over the Charlottesville incident where he was famously reported as saying ‘there are good people on both sides,’” he told Fox News’ Dana Perino. “He wasn’t actually saying that there were good neo-Nazis, but as sometimes happens, he didn’t get his message across very clearly.”

“The idea he is out there deliberately giving support and succor to these white supremacists is not true,” he added. “But he and others could do a better job of standing up directly and denouncing these people and saying, whatever I think about immigration, whatever I think about the threat from radical Islam, I’m not in any way suggesting it is right for people to go out and commit these terrible acts.”

Trump again prompted anger with his reaction to the mosque massacre in New Zealand, refusing to acknowledge that white supremacy is a serious and growing threat. He dismissed it as a “small group of people that have very, very serious problems.”

H/T Mediaite

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  1. How dare “they” misrepresent him by quoting him correctly.

  2. “But he and others could do a better job of standing up directly and
    denouncing these people and saying, whatever I think about immigration,
    whatever I think about the threat from radical Islam, I’m not in any way
    suggesting it is right for people to go out and commit these terrible
    acts.”

    Yeah. He could do a better job with that. As could others. And you know what else they could do a better job at, fuckface? They could do a better job CONDEMNING WHITE FUCKING NATIONALISM AS A RACIST AND FASCIST IDEOLOGY ENTIRELY INCONSISTENT WITH LIBERAL DEMOCRACY AND A PLURALIST SOCIETY. They could do better with that. It’s not just the “acts,” actually. It’s the repellent ideology. Nice try though.

  3. Apologist. Word twister. There was no ‘misinterpretation’ of the “very fine people on both sides” remark by Trump after Charlottesville. He had just praised the Nazi/KKK terrorists for having been good citizens and obtaining a permit… as opposed to the counter-protesters.

  4. Well, he didn’t say “good people”, he said “very fine people”. Any collector will tell you that “very fine” is several grades above “good”.

    I thought he got his message across very clearly. So did the neo-Nazis.

  5. “The idea he is out there deliberately giving support and succor to these white supremacists is not true,” he added [yes, it is true]. “But he and others could do a better job of standing up directly and denouncing these people [d’ya think? but, he doesn’t want to denounce them because …] and saying, whatever I think about immigration, whatever I think about the threat from radical Islam [and can we throw in people of color? and, by the way, he thinks exactly like the white supremacists do], I’m not in any way suggesting it is right for people to go out and commit these terrible acts [and make me look bad by associating me with it].”

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