A little over 48 hours after a terrorist attack by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Trump said the bare minimum in words and took actions to shore up his allegiances with American nazis.
Trump’s mouth may have condemned bigotry and hatred on one side, but out of the other side of his mouth, he told a reporter from Fox News that he was considering a pardon for former Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty of deliberately violating a court order not to racially profile Latino and Latinas while exercising county policing practices.
This is hardly the first time Arpaio has taken liberty with the law. He ran a series of criminal sweeps in minority neighborhoods, jailed inmates in horrific conditions and subjected them to humiliation. And while a potential pardon by Trump wouldn’t be unprecedented (other U.S. Presidents have pardoned their share of sketchballs) it would be just as disgusting and unjust.
Regardless, the fact remains that Trump himself is a racist and many of his closest aides including Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka are racist, with the latter also claiming Nazi affiliation.
Through a CEO and crowdsourcing, some justice for the Charlottesville incidents is beginning to be served. But as we fight for true and total justice, remember that these Hitler saluting bozos aren’t some fringe group, they’re tight with today’s Republican Party.