Trump's Comments on Charlottesville Were Late But That Doesn't Make Him a Racist

I believe the appropriate maxim is, "Better late than never."President Donald Trump applied multiple layers of criticism to precisely the right targets in comments Monday morning, after a weekend of being slammed for not doing it Saturday."Racism is evil," he said in addressing the bleak events in Charlottesville, "and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."There, that should do it. In some alternate universe.In the one where we live, the goal posts moved immediately. I heard Republican Trump critics call the expanded comments forced and unconvincing, while liberal voices lunged for familiar index cards. He may have said the right things at last, said some, but his administration is still rife with racists and he still seeks the approval of supremacists.  Continue reading...

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