Tuesday August 22, 2017
Your editorial attempting to defend President Donald Trump's statement about rejecting violence "on many sides" was shameful ("The president must speak out forcefully against racism," Aug. 14).
Hate groups with riot gear, guns and shields were facing protesters, some of whom were throwing balloons filled with paint. You claimed that Trump saying "on many sides" might have meant there were protesters that appeared to have come itching for a fight. So the hate groups had guns, bats and brass knuckles, and yet the protesters were the ones itching for a fight? And how do you or anyone know that they were itching for a fight? Did you have a reporter on the ground or did you just infer that from videos. If so, then we must be watching different videos.
Yes, it is true the president must forcefully speak out against racism, but why take so long? Usually when terrorists run down people in a vehicle he tweets immediately.
Lastly, when there is a rally that includes the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis, it must be condemned immediately and unconditionally.
There's no defending president's statement