The Democrats, the media and the anti-President Donald Trump chorus have their attack orders and they have chosen the fight they want to have.
No matter how many times the president has, and continues to, denounce white supremacy they are going to say it is not good enough, as disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok did last week on CNN, CNN reported.
“I want to talk to you about his financials in a moment. But just back to your point about domestic extremists, and this is obviously something as you said you have experienced with, when the Department of Homeland Security has a draft assessment that says, white supremacists are the most lethal threat to the U.S., What are the concerns that the FBI would have about how that could play out?” host Brianna Keilar said.
"He shouldn’t be…giving these muffled excuses,” Peter Strzok, ex-chief of the FBI’s Counterespionage Section, says to @brikeilarCNN about President Trump not outright condemning White supremacists https://t.co/nUbjXDLCo0 pic.twitter.com/UtJHuJOnyf
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) October 1, 2020
“Well, I think the FBI has the knowledge through investigations of looking at all these incidents of violence within America. And if you look at these mass shooting events, the preponderance of these attacks have taken by individuals who have some link or basis to a link to ideology that involves some sort of racial supremacy,” Strzok said.
“That’s concerning because that is what is a lot of these cases driving people towards violence and it is something we absolutely have to be taking a stand against.
“The FBI can investigate and the Department of Justice can prosecute it, but it’s going to take more than that. We have to have the sort of leadership coming from the top of our nation all the way down in our government, in our society saying this is not acceptable. Racial violence is not who we are and any instance of it should be snuffed out and stifled and denounced, not accepted, not both side-isms, but the sort of things that we hear coming out of the president’s mouth,” he said.
“Well, he shouldn’t be issuing apologies. The first thing he said should be denouncing it. He shouldn’t be willed-out through surrogates or himself giving these muffled excuses of what he said. The fact of the matter is, when he talks about Charlottesville, the first thing he says is, there are good people in both sides of the issue. That’s reprehensible,” Strzok said.
“Similarly when he talks and makes the comments — referencing the Proud Boys to stand by, that’s unacceptable.
“It is not enough that, oh, well, I’ve got a half-baked excuse or an explanation afterwards. That’s not okay.
“In the first instance, he should be seeking to tamp down unrest, he should be seeking inclusion, he should be denouncing. How is it objectionable? How can it possibly be problematic to say, I am against racial violence? To have any other position at all is simply unacceptable with what we stand for as a nation. And every person needs to think through exactly what it is that’s coming out of the mouth of the president of the United States,” he said.
But the premise of the argument is ridiculous. He denounced white supremacy again this week and, as this video shows, he has been doing it for a long time.
To my friend @VanJones68 and everyone else who apparently needs to hear this again, these are three examples of President Donald Trump unequivocally denouncing white supremacy, the KKK and Neo-Nazis. pic.twitter.com/9MNkZs37Dx
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) September 30, 2020