O.K., if I have to . . . . do I really have to? Really? (Sigh) All right:
Under pressure all weekend, President Donald Trump on Monday named and condemned hate groups as “repugnant” and declared “racism is evil” in an updated, more forceful statement on the deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Trump had been under increasing pressure to call out the groups by name after his previous remarks bemoaning violence on “many sides” prompted criticism from fellow Republicans as well as Democrats.
The president described members of the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists who take part in violence as “criminals and thugs” in a prepared statement from the White House.
O.K., I said it. Are you satisfied?
(Pssst: To my base, I still love you, and I still hate people who aren’t white and all immigrants unless they are rich. I just wanted to be sure you to know I was forced to be politically correct. Actually, I didn’t really say it. They wrote it for me to read. Not how I feel.)