(National Sentinel) Politics: A lot of people, including many of his supporters, wish that President Donald J. Trump would stop worrying about what people are saying about him and concentrate more on the business of running (and improving) the country.
Which is why he wasn’t about to let frequent critic Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., off the hook after he claimed the president hinted at a “moral equivalency” between Alt-Right neo-Nazis people like Heather Heyer, who was killed after a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters, the Washington Times reported.
“Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists…and people like Ms. Heyer,” the president tweeted.
“Such a disgusting lie. He just can’t forget his election trouncing.The people of South Carolina will remember!” Mr. Trump tweeted.
Trump also said the media is misinterpreting what he has said in the aftermath, which is true — but, obviously, so are many in his own party.
“The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is. They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry etc. Shame!” he tweeted.
Later Wednesday, Graham said Trump’s tweet honoring Heyer was “very nice and appropriate.”
“However, because of the manner in which you have handled the Charlottesville tragedy you are now receiving praise from some of the most racist and hate-filled individuals and groups in our country. For the sake of our nation — as our president — please fix this,” Graham said.
“History is watching us all,” he said.
On Monday Trump singled out neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and white supremacists as antithetical to U.S. values after condemning hatred, bigotry, and violence “on many sides” on Saturday in the immediate aftermath of the clashes.
On Tuesday, he blamed both sides — Left and Right — as he did the day of the clashes in Charlottesville, bold truth which torched the sensibilities of Washington’s establishment.
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