Many people, including prominent Republicans, have said that President Trump was doing a fine job of destroying the U.S. Now he has gone one step further by coming out in strong support of such white supremacist groups as the KKK and neo-Nazis.

Terrible incident in Charlottesville, Virginia

This week there was a terrible incident in Virginia at the home campus of the U. of VA which was founded and designed by Thomas Jefferson. A riot occurred when white supremacists rallied to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, the top general for the Confederate States of America - the armed revolt by southern slaveholder states against the United States of America.

The location is especially notable because President Trump equated George Washington and Thomas Jefferson (founders of the Republic) with Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, generals who treasonously rebelled against the United States by opposing the Union in armed combat.

Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and even designed many of the prominent buildings.

Among other things, President Trump suggested that removing Confederate memorials would lead to removing memorials to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

Removal of Confederate statues

Many Confederate statues were erected during the reconstruction (an era of white backlash opposed to black equality) and during the civil rights movement in the 50’s as a direct challenge to and the warning to blacks that they were not equal.

Now many of those are being removed because they represent hatred and racism. A small handful of bigots and groups who hate Jews, blacks, Asians, and even Catholics are opposed to their removal.

President Trump first complained that what he calls the “fake media” had ignored the equal responsibility of those who demonstrated against bigotry and racism - causing the riot where a white supremacist ran his car into a crowd, killing one peaceful protester.

Amid the uproar caused by that statement his staff prevailed on President Trump to come out against the white racists, Trump read a prepared statement placing the blame on the KKK and neo-Nazis.

Then, yesterday, in a press conference at Trump Tower, President Trump ranted and raved about how the protesters against neo-Nazis were just as guilty as the white racists.

Over and over he repeated and even strengthened his stand, refusing to criticize the white supremacists.

President Trump even called some of the white supremacists "very fine people."

Among those criticising the President are the Joint Chiefs of Staff (top military leaders in the U.S.) who came as close as they legally could to posting criticisms by stating strong opposition to racism and bigotry.

Opening wounds, not healing

If there were any doubt as to the meaning of his words they were overridden by the praise heaped on President Trump’s speech by the heads of many white supremacist groups who thanked the President for his strong backing and endorsement of their bigoted and racist agenda.

All of this is especially disconcerting because Robert E.

Lee himself was outspoken in opposing erecting of statues or memorials which celebrated the Confederate States, saying they reopened wounds.

Republican and Democratic politicians are all saying "there is no moral equivalency between white supremacists [and those opposing bigotry]."

KKK leader praises death of young lady

"I'm sorta glad that them people got hit and I'm glad that girl died," said KKK Grand Dragon Justin Moore. "They were a bunch of Communists out there protesting against somebody's freedom of speech, so it doesn't bother me that they got hurt at all."