Late Night’s with Seth Meyers gets serious, calling President Donald Trump a “Racist And Insane,” and Charlottesville proves it.
“On Saturday, there was yet another terror attack on American soil,” the Late Night host said, “allegedly perpetrated by a white supremacist.” He called the violent death of Heather Heyer “a horrifying incident that left most of the country stunned and terrified.”
“But on Saturday, you didn’t hear her name or the terrorist’s name or even the word ‘terrorist’ from our president,” Meyers continued. Instead, as Meyers played on screen, the country heard Trump condemn violence “on many sides.”
“On many sides,” Meyers repeated. “If that choice of words made you feel sick to your stomach, the good news is you’re a normal and decent person. The jury is still out on the president, as he initially refused to condemn the white supremacist movement in this country.”
After all racism delivered during his campaign and first six months in office, now white supremacists and American Nazis are visible and energetic and demonstrable in a way we have not seen in our lifetimes. Whether President Trump knows it or not, “many people see him as leading that movement.”