Given the President we elected, Americans shouldn’t be surprised by the horrific actions of the alt-right in Charlottesville

Trump’s bigoted rhetoric has been gearing up to this point for years, and even now he refuses to condemn the violence of neo-nazis

If you’re surprised by what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, you shouldn’t be. On Friday neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and other “alt-right” activists descended on the city and, predictably, violence erupted.

As of Sunday morning, three people are dead, including one protestor mowed down in an apparent act of domestic terrorism and two police officers who died when their helicopter crashed. All of this is horrifying, but it was entirely and utterly predictable.

Since even before Donald Trump declared his candidacy over two years ago, he has ratcheted up some truly incendiary rhetoric. It all started with his racist birtherism, questioning the legitimacy of his predecessor Barack Obama by insisting he was born in Kenya. He called Mexicans rapists, he has called for violence against protestors at his rallies, he shared anti-semitic tweets, and refused to condemn the support his campaign and presidency have garnered from white supremacists. … more…


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