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The call for unity had barely left the lips of President Donald Trump in response to the violence Saturday in Charlottesville before being roundly condemned by many in the media.
In addition to a televised statement, Trump made the same appeal on social media:
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Leading the charge in denouncing the president’s efforts was NBC’s Chuck Todd, who charged that Trump “may have” made things worse.
Todd posted on social media: “Hard to see how that statement from the POTUS will do anything to tamp things down. He may have just done the opposite.”
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Todd then compared Trump’s remarks to weak-kneed GOP senators well schooled in the art of deception and pandering to the electorate — senators who ignored the army of left-wing antagonists on hand in Charlottesville who were not about to allow the day to pass peacefully:
Trump’s call for unity was not unlike his predecessor’s remarks following the death of three police officers in Baton Rouge, La. last year at the hands of a black gunman, Gavin Long, who sympathized with Black Lives Matter.
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Former President Obama showed no interest in picking sides.
“It is so important that everyone, regardless of race or political party or profession, regardless of what organizations you are a part of, everyone, right now, focus on words and actions that can unite this country rather than divide it further,” Obama said at the time.
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Making the easy pitch, former Vice President Joe Biden took to Twitter to comment on Saturday’s events: “No. Not in America. We must be stronger, more determined and more united than ever. Racism and hate have no place here.”
But being a Democrat, Biden couldn’t leave well enough alone, opting to throw shade at President Trump’s remarks on Charlottesville.
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“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides,” Trump said.
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