A day after violence broke out between counter-protesters and white nationalists in his city, Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer on Sunday said President Trump deserves at least some of the blame. “Look at the campaign he ran,” Mr. Signer told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Look at the intentional courting, on one hand, of all these white supremacists, white nationalists … and look on the other hand at the repeated failure to step up, condemn, denounce, silence, put to bed all of these different efforts, just like we saw yesterday. This isn’t hard.” Mr. Trump has come under bipartisan fire for failing to explicitly condemn white
Comments: I am reluctantly posting this article because it is obvious that this would be the meme by the "dRATS controlled "fake news" media. 0bama could do no wrong when firing up blacks and Hispanics to riot as domestic terrorist during his administration and no negative press. Disturbing as well as blatantly disgusting political rhetoric.
I find it interesting that today, on the Sunday Shows, NOBODY brought up the fact that BLACK lives matter and their fellow rioters, nearly burned down their Cities of Ferguson and Baltimore. NOBODY called them out! In fact, they gave them "space" to burn down buildings in Baltimore. SO...why all the hyperventilating now. Do I think it was horrendous what happened yesterday? ABSOLUTELY! But, lets not make it so one sided. There is a lot of blame on both sides when Rioting causes mayhem and even deaths. I´m waiting for the MEDIA to accept that!
You granted them a permit to assemble and exercise their first amendment right to free speech. The fact that I don´t agree with them does not curtail their rights. Did the counter-protestors have a permit? If not, why did your police not contain them and protect the rights of those who had a legal permit to lawfully assemble?
Do you think this Democrat Mayor blamed obama for the riots in Baltimore, Ferguson or Berkeley? Of course not just another Democrat who thinks we´re so stupid we won´t realize what a hypocrite and idiot he truly is.
What a joke he is. Who paid the Black Lives Matter protestors to come to the rally? Soros? Obama? Hillary"? It was to be a peaceful protest until the opposition showed up and started the riot. They are the same ones who rioted against Pres. Trump during the campaign. Blame the rioters not Pres. Trump.
Hey Signer, do you have any profound statements about your Alma Mater..Berkley? I suppose Donald Trump stirred that up too! What in hell gives you and your city council the right to remove monuments and statues. On another note, when are these worthless politicians going to do something about that pig Soros who by the way ,pays for the rent a mobs. Hello,,,anybody ever hear the term RICO? Of course the D.C. gang is too busy knifing a duly elected president in the back to see justice served.
No! No! No! The blame for this situation belongs squarely on the back of Obama. Why is it racism when white people try to preserve our history and not when blacks burn down cities and murder policemen doing their jobs? No one asked those anti-protesters to show up. They came with the intent to cause trouble!
So why look everywhere else to blame someone? How about the guy who actually did it? Has nothing to do with Trump. Just another situation to smear him and that is how it is going to be for conservatives.
This mayor is trying to deflect blame for the violence that took place in his city on President Trump, as it is clear that he and his police were not ready to stop the violence and arrest the people who perpetrated all the violence.
President Trump is busy trying to keep the North Koreans from firing a nuclear warhead at the USA. It is the mayor´s job to ensure that he has the required police presence to ensure that his city stays safe, clearly that mayor was deficient in that respect.
Well what I heard him say is that for the African American community he wants to improve the schools, provide better jobs, and secure them from crime. This is definitely not the agenda of the Democratic party which in practice is against all those things and wants to manage the African American community as a vote farm. So the Democrats are doing everything to drive a wedge. As for the moron with the car, are we going to also take the Democrats to task for the morons in THEIR ranks? amounting to 30 percent overall I think.
This man has it exactly backwards. It´s people like him and the rest of the liberal hate mongers who lie about President Trump and his supporters. All through the campaign, continuing even now, we´re called racists, bigots, Nazis and more simply because we support conservative values and limited government. MSM, Hollywood loud mouths, Democrats in Congress and George Soros bought and paid for liberal fringe groups spew the hatred every single day, stirring up anger, resentment and fear.
I don´t agree with and have nothing in common with white supremacists but they didn´t start this mess. You and your fellow travelers own this Mayor. If you can´t control your city maybe you ought to resign.
Notice how they are avoiding the granddaddy of all their Leftist activists here because the ACLU is on the side of the white attendees for the moment.
Those folks had all the legal permits and even a judge said they had every right to be there. This mayor is one of those Leftists who doesn´t play well with others when it doesn´t go his way in the judiciary.
The DOJ investigation should be interesting if they do it honestly.
Michael Signer is a disgrace and an embarrassment to Virginia and this Nation. Blaming the President instead of himself for what happens in his own city is totally disgusting. At least Robert E. Lee didn’t blame others for his failures. Anyone with an ounce of political sense could have found an acceptable compromise for all parties and kept tempers in check and not give a forum to hot heads on either side.
I am so sick and tired of brainless Leftist bigots like this idiot. It is amazing how BLM, Antifa and all the rest of the democrat groups´ actions are never the problem or cause of anything, AND more importantly it is never the Democrat leader (Obama, Clinton, Biden, Schumer, Warren, Waters, Lee) who is accused of being responsible for the groups viloence/actions because of their inflammatory rhetoric.
When that nut shot Rep. Scalise and the other Republicans and police guarding them, I blamed the nut. I blame the fringe hotheads on both sides for the out of control mess in Charlottesville. The left has morons who do Soros´s bidding, and the right has idiots who are listening to people like David Duke apparently. Presidents should not be blamed for what these hotheads do unless a president has actually told followers to beat up someone or run them down with their cars. I won´t side with any of them.
Signer is in CYA mode. Bad news. Blaming Trump isn´t going to work. There is another article stating the police were ordered to pull out. Who gave the order? Whoever gave the order is not doing their job.
RE #1: I believe Newt pointed that out on Fox News Sunday. But for the most part, the criticism was directed at the "alt-right" Nazi "white nationalists" - and why President Trump did not explicitly call them out. Few even bothered to make a distinction between "nationalism" and "supremacy". That conflation was no accident.
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