A few of the
racists white nationalists who participated in Saturday’s deadly riot in Charlottesville, VA have said they don’t even believe Trump’s recent statements condemning racism.
It took the Commander-in-Chief a whole three days before he publicly denounced hatred and violence in America by way of with terrorist groups, including the Nazis and KKK.
His first set of comments on the racist rally said “many sides” were at fault for Charlottesville, while refusing to personally call out the white nationalists who organized the violent rally.
However, after many Americans called the President out for seemingly supporting the white nationalist rhetoric, Trump released another statement on Monday where he FINALLY called out the white nationalist behind the increase in racial tension.
However, it appears even the white nationalist don’t believe Trump’s attempt to clear up his connection to the white supremacists who helped put him in office.
39-Year-old racist, Richard Spencer, spoke with HuffPost and explained his thoughts on Trump’s statements.
“The statement today was more Kumbaya nonsense,” Spencer said, speaking to reporters in his office and part-time home in Alexandria, Virginia. “He sounded like a Sunday school teacher. … it sounded so hollow and vapid.”
The deadly Charlotteville started as a “Unite The Right” rally thrown by various white supremacist groups, and it ended with three dead and at least 35 injured.
Nathan Damigo, a white supremacist and marine veteran who was filmed punching a 95-pound female protester in Berkeley, California, earlier this year, told HuffPost that he was not too worried about Trump’s statement.
Damigo was “disappointed” in Trump, but the president’s “statements were vague, they were ambiguous, and oftentimes people in his position will talk that way to skirt around difficult issues,” he said. “When Trump says that he denounces racism, that could mean many different things to different people.”
Another white supremaicst who wouldn’t give his real name but instead went by Marcus Aurelius shared his thoughts on Trump’s statement ,saying, “Yeah, of course he’s going to do that.” The man added, “It’s the same platitudes over and over. You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times.”
Charlottesville comes just one year after Trump acted as though he didn’t know the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, who has been an avid Trump supporter from day one.
However, Duke appeared a bit bothered by Trump’s attempt to “feel like you need to say these things.”
“President Trump, please, for God’s sake, don’t feel like you need to say these things,” Duke said in a video. “It’s not going to do you any good.”
Spencer still believes that the racist alt-right groups gaining steam in America are “connected with Donald Trump on this kind of psychic level.”