The president is responsible

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By failing to specifically condemn the Nazi and white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, VA last night and today, President Trump bears responsibility for the death and injuries that occurred when a hit-and-run driver deliberately plowed into a crowd of peaceful counter protesters.

Where he could have delivered a clear and unambiguous denunciation of racist hatred, Trump instead offered up the weakest of weak platitudes, condemning “many sides, many sides” for the violence rather naming the evil that unfolded on the streets of Charlottesville.

In pointedly refusing to do so, Trump has failed the easiest test of what it means to be the president, and what it means to be a man of either decency or honor.

Is it any wonder those very same Nazis and white supremacists sing Trump’s praises?