The hard right-wing is back after Romney again. Following Romney’s published tweet on Monday that took a swing at Trump for failing to disavow former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, the right-wing came after him in force, and suggested that his words could’ve come from a liberal.
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Following a failed attempt to dodge a question concerning the KKK during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, The Teflon Don — Republican frontrunner and last hope of geriatric white nationalists everywhere hoping to party like it’s 1865 — blamed “faulty equipment.”
Now, it’s transparent BS. In the original interview, Trump said:
I don’t know anything about David Duke. I don’t know anything about what you are even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So, I don’t know. I mean, did he endorse me or what’s going on?
Because I know nothing about David Duke, I know nothing about white supremacists. And so, you are asking me a question that I’m supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about.
When asked by Tapper if Trump would “unequivocally condemn them” and tell them that he “doesn’t want their support,” Trump dodged the question:
Well, I have to look at the group. I mean, I don’t know what group you’re talking about. You wouldn’t want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I’d have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them, and certainly I would disavow if I thought that there was something wrong.
Tapper repeated the KKK several times, with Trump confirming.
And then, when he was called on it, he blamed a faulty ear piece for his failure to disavow the KKK, and claimed he’d done it numerous times in the past.
On Monday, the Republican establishment lined up to condemn Trump, and leading the charge was Mitt Romney, who published a tweet slamming Trump for his “coddling of repugnant bigotry” and failure to repudiate the KKK and David Duke:
While Romney is demonstrably wrong — our Constitution classifies black people as three-fifths of a citizen and blatant racism, repugnant bigotry, and genocide were what made this country — he nevertheless captures the sentiment that America wants to rise above its past and become better than it was.
Well, some of us, anyway. Those of us who are liberals, since — as Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham willingly admitted — we’re the only ones willing to attack repugnant bigotry and blatant racism:
So there we have it. Attacking the KKK is the mark of a liberal, and therefore, badwrong.
About the only good thing to be said here is that, after all the games in the 1990s, they’ve finally grown enough of a friggin’ spine to amid they’re bigoted, racist, fascist cowards.
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