President Donald Trump defied the media for continuing to hammer him for failing to immediately condemn alt-right protesters in Charlottesville, asserting that both sides were to blame for the violence. “Made additional remarks on Charlottesville and realize once again that the #Fake News Media will never be satisfied,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Truly bad people!” Trump returned to Washington D.C. on Monday and specifically condemned neo-nazi, KKK, and white supremacist forces that attended the Charlottesville rally, calling them “criminals and thugs” who were “repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.” During an event on China policy, CNN’s Jim Acosta shouted a question to the president asking him why it took him so long to condemn hate groups. “They have been condemned,” Trump replied. “Can we ask you some more questions then, sir?” Acosta added. “It doesn’t bother me at all,” Trump replied, pointing to Acosta. “But I like real news. You’re fake news. You’re fake news.” Other reporters signaled on Twitter and on television that Trump’s statement was too little too late, accusing him of acting insincere. Reporters again shouted questions about why it took him days to denounce hate groups as he left the White House on Monday. Trump gave them a thumbs up and boarded Marine One to leave the White House.
This disingenuous, hypocritical, and self-righteous indignation by the dominantly liberal mainstream about how long it took for Trump to denounce certain groups like Neo-Nazis is beyond ridiculous. Where were they when socialist, liberal (mostly black) hate groups like Black Lives Matter (BLM), and so on were burning down Ferguson, MO, etc? Did Jim go after Obama when those events took place, and Obama not only didn’t condemn those groups, he sided with them oftentimes!! No. Of course he didn’t. The hypocrisy and duplicity is truly breathtaking. As we’ve already documented here at The Daily Buzz, there were fringe groups on BOTH sides who were at fault in the violence in VA over the weekend. It was NOT just one side. So, Trump was initially correct in NOT taking a side. But, unfortunately, he caved to the pressure from politicians on both sides and the self-righteous media and named names. He shouldn’t have. And, he’s starting to realize that no matter what he does, it’ll never be enough. If Trump found the cure for cancer, it wouldn’t be enough for the “Never Trump” crowd. So, he shouldn’t try to pacify them…and instead just stay the course.