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Saturday, 12 August 2017 18:37

Celebrities Blame Trump for Violence in Charlottesville: ‘His Silence Condones This’

Written by  Jerome Hudson

Scores of celebrities took to Twitter Saturday and many of them blamed President Donald Trump for the violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a “Unite the Right” white nationalist protest.

President Trump held a press conference Saturday, saying “We condem in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred” – “from all sides.

Scores of celebrities took to Twitter Saturday and many of them blamed President Donald Trump for the violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a “Unite the Right” white nationalist protest.

President Trump held a press conference Saturday, saying “We condem in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred” – “from all sides.”

The president also called for the “swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives.”

TRUMP: “We condem in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred” – “from all sides”

— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 12, 2017

.@POTUS: "What is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives." pic.twitter.com/SvIX1l1UHJ

— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 12, 2017

Vice President Pence also condemned the violence, as did first lady Melania Trump:

I stand with @POTUS against hate & violence. U.S is greatest when we join together & oppose those seeking to divide us. #Charlottesvillehttps://t.co/p76Y9xQCPL

— Vice President Pence (@VP) August 12, 2017

Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence. #Charlottesville

— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 12, 2017

Actor-director Rob Reiner, though, said the violence in Virginia, “lies at the feet of” of President Trump.

Let's be clear. The hatred we're seeing in Virginia lies at the feet of Donald Trump. Stoked during the campaign,his silence condones this.

— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) August 12, 2017

Grammy-winning singer John Legend claimed: “We have nazi sympathizers and white nationalists in the White House. Condemn them too. They should not be receiving taxpayer money.”

We have nazi sympathizers and white nationalists in the White House. Condemn them too. They should not be receiving taxpayer money.

— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 12, 2017

Meanwhile, actor Tom Arnold tweeted at Apprentice producer Mark Burnett that President Trump “is responsible for creating” the violence in Charlottesville.

@MarkBurnettTV Buddy @realDonaldTrump is responsible for creating this because of your good intentions. We can help. #Charlottesville#TAPE

— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) August 12, 2017

More Hollywood stars chimed in, slamming Trump’s remarks.

Trump's America: The last days of White rule. It's always a bitch to have to give up power you've held for 300 years https://t.co/2OKcWZc8bA

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 12, 2017

NAZIS: we are nazis, definitely nazis beating people up, hate crimes right here

TRUMP TWEET: some things might be bad sort of, like clouds

— Joss Whedon (@joss) August 12, 2017

THE TRUMP EFFECT #25thAmendmentNow#stopTRUMPhttps://t.co/J474pn1o4e

— ROSIE (@Rosie) August 12, 2017

"On both sides" is the biggest wink possible to the Nazis and KKK.
Disgusting.

— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) August 12, 2017

Say "Nazis" Donny. Say "white supremacy." Say and condemn those things. https://t.co/J6e6mLOY4V

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 12, 2017

You forgot to mention the part where you & your Republican Party policies directly result in hate & violence against fellow Americans https://t.co/4tgQiS2bWP

— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) August 12, 2017

Wow. We have a President who cannot condemn white supremacy. Wow. And nobody is surprised. We have white supremacists in the White House.

— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) August 12, 2017

Every Congressperson who fails to denounce the supremacists in #Charlottesville & who does not condemn Trump's silence, is complicit in hate

— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) August 12, 2017

Dingleberries chanting "white lives matter" while flashing the Nazi salute – @realDonaldTrump's base. Show your whole selves. https://t.co/54oNrg7jd5

— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) August 12, 2017

Trump condemns violence on "many sides." Right. The rock they threw at the Klan was truly horrible.

— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) August 12, 2017

When terrorists abroad plow cars into crowds Trump condemns "radical Islam." But when it happens here, he talks of violence "on many sides."

— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 12, 2017

Donnie, denouncing white nationalists now after encouraging them throughout your campaign? You're days late and as usual many dollars short.

— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 12, 2017

Got the ole fashioned Nazi feeling don't it? https://t.co/2768lLoeV4

— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) August 12, 2017

We all wanted to believed USA was past #HatefulRacistViolentProtests-Yet here we are Again! Hope ppl of #Charlottesville are protected today https://t.co/eRTZqCrJhW

— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) August 12, 2017

Other celebrities, including pop superstar Lady Gaga, reacted to the violence in Charlottesville by calling for peace and condemning the white supremacist activists.

Tweet @realDonaldTrump & tell him how you think he could #BeKind and be a better leader. #ThisIsNotUS#BeKind#Charlottesville#POTUSpic.twitter.com/9tewk6rccf

— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) August 12, 2017

By the way, fuck these nazi motherfuckers. #Charlottesville

— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 12, 2017

Your voices will get hoarse. Your torches will run out of fuel. And you will crawl back into your intolerant nothingness. #charlottesville

— josh groban (@joshgroban) August 12, 2017

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KKK (old violent militant wing of the democrat party) is very similar to Naziism - which are National Socialists. Democrats are closely aligned with socialism. (Bernie Sanders is an actual Socialist who aligns with Democrats.) Antifa and BLM are the new violent wing of the democrat party.

Could it be President Trump just didn't want to insert himself into a democrat party squabble?

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OK SO TRUMP CONDEMNED THE VIOLENCE AND THAT IS NOT ENOUGH FOR THE SNIVELING, HYPOCRITICAL, APPROVAL SEEKING ACTORS AND ACTRESSES
I AM NOT APPROVING INA NY WAY THE GROUP THAT PROTESTED. I AM AGAINSTT HAT GROUP AND WHAT THEY STAND FOR. HOWEVER,ISN'T IT INTERESTING THAT IN FERGUSON OBAMA SAID WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTEST--IT'S CALLED FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND IT IS NOT INTERESTING THAT THE IN BERKLEY THE POLICE WERE ORDERED TO STAND DOWN AND THERE WAS NO NATIONALGUARD--HERE WE IMMMEDIATLY HAVE THE NATIONAL GUARD WHICH SHOULD NOW BE CALLED FOR "ALL PROTESTS" THAT'S RIGHT THE LIBERAL PROTESTS AS WELL

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The whites had a permit and were having a PEACEFUL Rally!! The BLM Libturd leftist lying paid Rioters showed up and attacked!!!

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(Updated: August 13, 2017)

Well.....that sure is a list of rich, leftist, Commie Libtards. They're opinions mean absolutely nothing to any patriotic, God fearing American. That whole demonstration by the traitorous Left has the stink of George Soros all over it. It's time to whack that MFer.

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jim stock Written by jim stock
August 13, 2017
well said i'll drink to that.
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Brad Stewart Written by Brad Stewart
August 13, 2017
Hell yes !

White+Nationalist=White Nationalist
Does not=KKK, Nazi, Fascist, Racist, Misogynist...Islamophobisit (rational fear of Islam is not irrational for anyone and including Islamists).
Just a note to the Cuckservatives, SJW's, Anti-fa, and/or snowflakes...
What, the only identity group you can't have is a white one? Whites better start forming identity groups, in this world of identity politics you have created.
Nothing wrong with the history of the United States in the South (Confederate flag, Civil War General/other memorials), some believe the Civil War was mainly due to unbearable taxes the North strangled the South with. In your quest to rewrite our history with identity politics George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are next, let's rumble. It may be all about slavery to you, so what, your perception of hate speech is not illegal yet, in this country anyways. Move to Canada, Britain, France, Germany... if you can't take it. Want to see some problematical Black Nationalists in action, go to South Africa, no matter how horrific, the Whites will never pay enough for the "sins" of their fathers(/mothers) you say. Well it's not like there ever was any sense of fair play, so current events are not surprising, so nice that you have the media and great swaths of the politicians putting out and supporting the propaganda drivel.

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Did you notice - if you watched the videos - that the counter-protest crowd was armed with bats/clubs and fully prepared to incite violence? It was incredible. And this is the same everytime. The very people seemingly outraged with violence and supression are the one armed and in huge numbers.
It is a shame that the Klan can still muster up a couple dozen idiots for a demonstration. It is a shame that Liberals suddenly find it necessary to remove monument sthat have been in place for generations- where was this under 8 years of BHO? It is planned crime to disrupt a legal assemble and assault people you disagree with.

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Hey democrats:
The election is over, The name calling is done.
Your party lost, My party won.
So let us be friends, Let arguments pass.
I'll hug my elephant, You can kiss your a$$.

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The cry-baby liberals, especially in hollyweird, are going to complain about our president no matter what he says or does. They lost the election and cannot stand the loss. Can just imagine the terrible place America would be in if the dems had continued to be in place to destroy America, and the world.

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But when the blacks pull this shit not a peep is heard from these pos "celebrities". I don't agree with the KKK or the Nazis but they're only reacting to the unrelenting black bullshit that's been going on for decades. Here's a largely useless 13 percent demographic demanding all kinds of removals and laws and ordinances that better be met or else. And the cowering, terrified whites in government run screaming to implement them not to mention the ass-kissing whites that claim to be in solidarity with blacks. This country has had it.

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There isn't ONE statement above from 'so-called celebrities' that's worth even reading. What a bunch of whining god damned losers who do nothing more than condone this sort of behavior every day. Only then it's always those on the left promoting hatred and violence! What a god damned bunch of assholes!

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Ibn Q Rassooli Written by Ibn Q Rassooli
August 13, 2017
These so called 'celebrities' are of the same mold as the leftist fascists but much richer

Trump condemned BOTH sides when in fact it is invariably the leftist Brown Shirts who intimidate anyone with an opposite point of view as they have been doing very successfully in most American universities

These spineless and clueless 'celebrities' would have condemned him no matter what

The USA is undergoing a civil war that Obama initiated and encouraged during 8 lousy years in office

These confrontations will become the norm since the American Right should have the same right to express their opinions as the leftists without intimidation

IQ al Rassooli
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