Amidst the tragedy and chaos that is the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, the finger-pointing continues.
While the rest of the world mourns in thoughts and prayers, the Left, right on cue, blame the President. They promulgate that Trump’s rhetoric – never mind his pro-Jewish policies – is dangerous and “allowed this to happen.”
But there’s an unfortunate phenomenon of even Conservatives putting Trump on the spot for supposedly being pro-alt-right, even if indirectly. The Left then claims it led to the attack, despite the fact the shooter was anti-Trump for his support of the Jewish people. Not to mention, President Trump is arguably the most pro-Israel president in American history.
Here’s an example:
Trump’s 2016-2017 winking at the alt-right was disgusting. Trump did wink at the alt-right throughout his campaign, from his unwillingness to condemn David Duke on CNN to his unwillingness to condemn alt-right attacks on Ioffe to his campaign chief strategist, Steve Bannon, bragging about turning Breitbart News into a gathering place for the alt-right.
Trump’s statements in the hours following the Charlottesville alt-right march provided aid and comfort to white supremacists. Trump isn’t a white supremacist or an anti-Semite – he just has a pathological aversion to criticizing anyone who says anything nice about him (see Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-Un).
– Ben Shapiro, Daily Wire
1. Just because someone doesn’t publicly condemn someone doesn’t mean they endorse them.
Also, I guess Ben missed the several months of Trump calling Kim Jong-Un “Rocket Man.”
2. Trump has called out the alt-right numerous times.
Remember how everyone, media and not, was losing it because Trump “winked at the alt-right” after Charlottesville? Yeah, well they probably didn’t mention this:
“Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” Trump said.
– Charlie Spiering, Breitbart
3. Yes, Bannon was a toxic presence in the White House, and it was reportedly him that was behind Trump’s initial “both sides” bit after Charlottesville.
But when Trump realized that, Bannon was fired, and Trump made good note of it:
“Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base – he’s only in it for himself.”
Trump is right. The men and women of this country who delivered his victory are not racists, and they are not part of Bannon’s alt-right movement.
– Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post
Yes, Trump may sometimes be a bit iffy when choosing his words carefully. But alluding to his rhetoric being pro-alt-right is just ignorant, and it only further enables the Left.