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President Trump Somehow Denies Doing Exactly What He Is Doing—While He Is Doing It

President Trump Somehow Denies Doing Exactly What He Is Doing—While He Is Doing It
9 months ago

On Tuesday, August 15th, Trump stood before reporters and, on video, drew a moral equivalence between white supremacists and counter-protestors defending the rights of minorities. We know this is what he did because, as I mentioned earlier, he was on camera and we all watched him do it. The President spoke at length about how there were good people "on both sides," and people inciting violence "on both sides," perhaps marking the first time Trump has ever insisted upon a nuanced, multi-perspectived approach to any issue. To be clear, this wasn't a good moment to start, because the people who call for ethnic cleansing and the people who stand up to bigotry, racism, and hatred are NOT on the same ground morally. Understandably, many people took issue with Trump's comments:

Senator Lindsey Graham spoke out against Trump on Twitter:

He believes Trump's words were "dividing us" as a nation:

Trump responded on Twitter (his standard method of resolving conflict and dealing with complex political issues):

Trump denied drawing any moral equivalence between the two parties (a bold-faced lie) and claimed Graham was obsessed with the 2016 elections (which sounds pretty familiar):

Once more, to be clear, Trump definitely said this:

Conservative Americans are being split by a desire to support the President they elected and a complete disgust with his indefensible conduct:

Senators are beginning to jump ship:

Sometimes it's easy to forget who your political opponents are:

As Trump continues to defend his statements in spite of the near universal condemnation from the press and polls, I'm sure we can look forward to more feuds in the near future.

H/T - CNN, Twitter