Last week was so disastrous for President Donald Trump that the White House didn’t send a single administration official to defend him on any of Sunday’s talk shows.
Instead, that task went to Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., the New York Daily News reports.
Falwell Wasn’t Necessarily An Improvement
As Trump’s lone defender in the Sunday news wilderness, he claimed without providing any evidence that Trump had confidential information that prohibited him from condemning the fascist leaders of a hate rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer.
On ABC News This Week, he told host Martha Raddatz:
“He has inside information that I don’t have.”
“I don’t know if there were historical purists there who were trying to preserve some statues. I don’t know. But he had information I didn’t have.”
So Raddatz pushed him, Raw Story reports, asking:
“What made you think he knew that?”
“I think he saw videos of who was there. I think he was talking about what he had seen, information that he had that I don’t have. All I know is that it was pure evil. The media has tried to paint this as Republican versus Democrat, black versus white, Jew versus gentile, but it’s just pure evil versus good.”
None of this nonsense swayed Raddatz, who observed:
“But when you say things like that, when you say it’s all evil, but you say you’re so proud of Donald Trump, that’s the message that resonated. It didn’t resonate that you think he might have some information.”
Falwell is playing “pin the blame on the media” again, but he’s a delusional jerk. That protest in Charlottesville was all about whites hating blacks and Jews, and fascists hating liberals. It’s not something that can be boiled down to merely good versus evil.
This was about people who’d steeped their hatred for decades until Trump came out with his comments about “bad hombres” and his plans to ban Muslims from entering the country. He brought out the very worst the U.S. has to offer.
And Trump faced a real firestorm of criticism when he didn’t fully condemn the rally, which was attended by crowds of neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and other white nationalists, as well as counter-protesters.
While he denounced the more extremist dirtbags in the rally, he maintained there were some “very fine people,” among the festering pustules who were so egregiously butthurt that people want to dismantle their beloved statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
But Here’s A News Flash
“Very fine people” don’t march alongside extremist scumbags who’ve been known to kill innocent people. Those who are fine people would be in with the counter-protesters who are fighting racism and hatred of these vile extremists .
And that sentiment wasn’t lost on Raddatz, who told Falwell:
“I’m still intrigued by your idea that Donald Trump somehow knows there were some good people there.”
Falwell the human gasbag finally admitted he was on shaky ground:
“I don’t know that to be the fact. I just know that it’s totally true what you just said, there’s no good KKK, there’s no good white supremacist.”
Well, he finally got something right, anyway.
Watch the fireworks in the video below.
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