Calling a spade a spade from TPM:
Here’s the passage …
Above all else, we must remember this truth: No matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are all Americans first. We love our country. We love our God. We love our flag. We’re proud of our country. We’re proud of who we are. So we want to get the situation straightened out in Charlottesville, and we want to study it. And we want to see what we’re doing wrong as a country, where things like this can happen.
My administration is restoring the sacred bonds of loyalty between this nation and its citizens, but our citizens must also restore the bonds of trust and loyalty between one another. We must love each other, respect each other, and cherish our history and our future together. So important. We have to respect each other. Ideally, we have to love each other.
I spent the better part of a decade training as an historian. I’m definitely pro-history. But in context, this is an explicit call-out to the white supremacist and neo-Confederate forces at the march whose calling card is celebrating Southern ‘heritage’ and America’s history as a white country. Zero ambiguity or question about that. And they heard the message. White supremacist leaders cheered Trump’s refusal to denounce them and his valorization of their movement.
When Gabriel Sherman asked what he identifies as a ‘senior White House official’ why the White House didn’t denounce the Nazis in Charlottesville, he got this: “What about the leftist mob? Just as violent if not more so.” Maybe I’ve missed some other background comments out of the White House. But I haven’t heard anything that approaches that level of venom about the nazis or white supremacists. When the top ideologues at Trump’s White House look at yesterday’s spectacle, they instinctively see the counter-protestors as enemies.
Was that official Miller? Who knows? It could have been Bannon or Gorka or frankly a number of others. There are plenty to choose from. That’s the point. This wasn’t resistance to making a conspicuous denunciation or being cute. Those were Trump’s supporters. He recognizes them as supporters, indeed as part of his movement. And he supports them. This is probably largely instinctive on Trump’s part. It’s more ideological and articulate on his aides’ part.
He’s one of them. Let’s stop pretending."
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Update 08/13 @ 11pm:
Frontera did cover the Trump remark in their International section:
Llueven Criticas a Trump Por No Culpar a Supremacistas
Proceso did briefly cover Charlottesville & the Trump remark:
Critican a Trump por su "tibia" Condena al Ataque en Charlottesville
Animal Politico redirected BBC Mundo's coverage and more:
"Senor presidente, llamemos a la maldad por su nombre": Las Criticas a Donald Trump por no Condenan a los Supremacistas Blancos por la Violencia en Charlottesville, Estados Unidos
However, they also offered special coverage of Ivanka Trump 's statement and noted it was different than her fathers actually naming alt-right groups. Who cares, Ivanka is part of the Trump Mafia, not an innocent angel which these Trump monsters would have you believe.
Finally, reports are just beginning to come in on the results of rallies across the nation against Fascist Domestic Terrorism where the turn outs are unclear, along with many op-ed pieces. Here's just one:
The New York Times - 08/13/17
The Hate He Dares Not Speak Of
By, The Editorial Board