Saturday, August 12, a huge organized collaborative of Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi, White Nationalist, Alt-Right, and various other White Supremacy/White Heritage groups staged a rally in CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, to protest the removal of a statue in memories of U.S. CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE General ROBERT E. LEE!!!
The event was entitled UNITE The RIGHT, and was attended and supported by those projectors of RACISM, SEXISM, ANTI-SEMITISM, etc., who had arrived on Charlottesville to TAKE Our COUNTRY BACK.
The protest became contentious, violent, and then deadly, as OHIO resident JAMES ALEX FIELDS drove his car into the crowd of counter-protesters, killing HEATHER HEYER, and; wounding over 20 others.
In the aftermath of this horrific tragedy, the strongest and most immediate response should have come from President DONALD JOHN TRUMP
Instead; the response from POTUS #45 was far too delayed, lackluster, contradictory, and; greatly evident of his unique inadequacy for standing at the post of U.S. COMMANDER-In-CHIEF.
In short; #45 FAILED.
TIME Managing Editor NANCY GIBB writes;
President Trump should have known his response would get maximum attention. Most successful leaders, certainly most Presidents, preach an American gospel about freedom, justice, imagination, ambition. They invoke enduring values in the service of both achieving goals and healing wounds. But that is not this President's liturgy. Instead of summoning our better angels, he strums deep chords of grievance and resentment: The world is not a community; it's a business. If you're not winning, you're losing. And anyone who invests in a common good or a shared sacrifice is a sucker.
During his campaign, Trump engaged and inspired millions of voters who had given up on government and were desperate for a new vision, a new voice. Their needs are real and urgent, and have been largely ignored as the President reduced the office to a vanity plate. He has shown how little loyalty he feels to friends and allies who honor some principle higher than his self-interest. In the aftermath of Charlottesville, we saw the reverse: we saw his reluctance to turn away from people who admire him, claim him, even if they do so in the name of beliefs that Americans have died fighting to defeat. There will be more marches, more clashes and, if the white supremacist leaders are right, more lives lost before this latest battle for the nation's soul resolves. But it is a historic shame and sorrow that so few Americans can come to that struggle with the faith that their President is on their side.Seeking answers for the healing of a nation, NANCY GIBB asks, DONALD TRUMP FAILED CHARLOTTESVILLE. WILL The UNITED STATES SUCCEED???