“It’s like a reverse Godwin’s Law,” John Oliver says. “If you fail to mention Nazis, you lose the argument.” Bingo. “Nazis are a lot like cats; if they like you, it’s because you’re feeding them.”
And for those of you, like me, who got your news much of the weekend on social media and in newspapers and didn’t actually see Trump after he’d given his statement, it’s even more clear now that Trump’s refusal to disavow Nazis was intentional. Even after his statement, he “had one last shot before the buzzer on the racist clock hit zero and he threw an air ball so far away it landed in the Third Reich.”
“A non-answer in a moment like this is an answer.”
And if you’re wondering if Trump finally sacked up this morning and denounced white nationalists on Twitter, here’s your answer:
The Obstructionist Democrats have given us (or not fixed) some of the worst trade deals in World History. I am changing that fast!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2017
More of the fucking same.
Honestly, at this point, it wouldn’t matter how much or how forcefully Trump denounced white supremacy. It will be too little too late.