Pssst… Republicans, you might as well ask him to sprout wings and fly away. Just sayin’.
Senate Republicans spent much of Wednesday pressing President Donald Trump to denounce white supremacy, with few in the GOP willing to explicitly defend his refusal to do so during Tuesday’s presidential debate.
Given a direct opportunity by moderator Chris Wallace to condemn the nation’s domestic terrorist groups, Trump instead told them to “stand back and stand by,” prompting far-right groups like the Proud Boys to quickly seize on the comments.
Trump attempted to clean up his remarks Wednesday afternoon after the barrage of criticism, saying he did not know who the Proud Boys are but that “they need to stand down.” However, it was far from the clear denunciation members of his party had been seeking.
Saying that he doesn’t know who they are is not an apology.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that he shared the same views as Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the only black GOP senator, who urged the president to correct his comments.
“He said it was unacceptable not to condemn white supremacy,” McConnell said. “And so, I do so in the strongest possible way.” Scott on Wednesday suggested the president may have misspoken but added: “If he doesn’t correct it — I guess he didn’t misspeak.”
He didn’t misspeak, Tim. This is who your party elected, and this is who’s ass you’ve collectively been kissing for 4 years. Here’s the thing, I do not know for a fact that Hair Füror is a racist, but the actual racists think he is one of them. I do not think all Republicans are racists, but if you are a racist I’d be willing to bet you are a Republican.
And much more generally speaking, if you are still supporting Lord Damp Nut after all this time, you have a deep, moral character flaw.