“Look at the campaign he ran”, Mr. Signer told CNN’s “State of the Union”.
The former White House staffer’s comments come at the same time Trump’s daughter Ivanka took to social media to condemn the racist violence that saw one man driver a auto into a crowd of people.
James Alex Fields of OH was charged with second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of hit and run following the incident, Charlottesville Police said.
He added that the President needed “more loyalists” to implement his plans. His comment comes in spite of an analysis of the campaign cycle that revealed that “Trump shared more Breitbart links to his more than 15 million followers than any other news organization”. But the overall sentiment of this nonsense over white nationalism, white supremacy, all of this sort of nonsense, it is not really representative of America.
“That’s what we believed in, that’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back, and that’s what we’ve got to do”.
SCARAMUCCI: Yes. The whole thing is nonsensical.
Signer called the racist demonstrators, marching with tiki torches in hand, a “visible display of intimidation” and said he expected an aggressive case to be made against the man behind the deadly attack.
He added: “With the moral authority of the President you have to call that stuff out”. “This can not be tolerated”.
But many other Americans wanted their president to be crystal-clear when it comes to white supremacy and what they were witnessing in Charlottesville.
“This individual should face swift justice”, Bossert said.
The GOP’s elected leadership has largely followed Trump’s lead, having played similar roles during the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, two forerunners in utilizing racially coded words – “law and order” and “welfare queens” – that signaled to white voters their views on race matters without resorting to the coarser language of old-school segregationists.
“I don’t know” replied the diminutive ex Comms chief.
“These groups showed up spewing hate”, he said.
Asked what groups he was referring to, Bossert replied, “I refer to the groups that clashed yesterday”. This is a common tactic used by the Trump administration, which considered refocusing the government’s Countering Violent Extremism program on Islamist groups, not white supremacists, and has proposed slashing funding for the program.