As George Conway, outspoken husband of Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, predicted on Twitter on Sunday, Trump will undercut the tone and substance of what he said to the nation Monday morning with some tweet, some comment that reflects his cold, dark heart. This is the same president who stood back for 13 seconds while his supporters chanted “Send her back!” about a member of Congress last month. The same president who made a joke when someone yelled “Shoot them!” as he railed against immigrants during a rally in May in Florida. And those are just two of countless examples.
“In one voice, our nation must condemn racism and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated,” said Trump from the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House. He’s so right. And that can’t happen as long as the president of the United States is their chief promoter.