The networks , except Fox, where playing comments by Trump from 2016 at rallies that surely COULD be seen as promoting support for white nationalism….
His actions against immigrants from the Middle Eastern countries and Central America seem to counter his tolerance for people of color ….
President Trump on Friday said he doesn’t see a rise in white nationalism, despite a deadly gun attack at two mosques in New Zealand that killed at least 49 people.
“I don’t really, I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office when asked if he sees a rise in white nationalism. “If you look what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that’s the case. I don’t know enough about it yet.”
He called the shooting a “horrible, horrible thing.”
At least 49 people were killed in an attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand midday Friday. A 28-year-old suspect has been charged with murder in connection with the attack. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the shooting as having been carried out by suspects with “extremist views.”
A social media account believed to be linked to the gunman posted a lengthy manifesto expressing anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim views shortly before the attack. The individual also wrote that he supported Trump “as a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose” but not as a “policy maker and leader.”
Trump said Friday afternoon he had not seen the manifesto, but called the shooting a “horrible act.”….