The Left has long been putting Donald Trump and many of his supporters in the same category as those who demonstrated in Charlottesville. I am sure that some who were there are just plain racists. Although they may agree on some issues, their views on race are incompatible with right wing conservatives. The ones that caused the violence are the closest Christian equivalent we have to Al Qaeda.
President Trump had a wonderful opportunity to distance himself from these people. He should have strongly denounced racist views and called the Nazis and KKK the terrorists that they are. He not only missed that chance but continues to put leftist troublemakers on the same moral plane as those that committed the violence. Anyone who breaks the law during a demonstration should be prosecuted but there is a world of difference between hitting people and mowing them down with a car.
He is being criticized by members of both parties. This is another in a long line of distractions away from his agenda. Outside of a few loyalists, nobody is coming to his defense.
Trump’s gigantic ego won’t allow him to accept criticism. We have had presidents who have grown in the office. Needless to say, he isn’t among them. I believe he thinks there is no need to change since his approach worked. If the Democrats had a better candidate and strategy, there is no way he would have won.
People are already getting tired of all these antics. There are still forty-one months left in his administration. If he keeps this up, his chances of reelection don’t look good. It’s possible he might not even get the nomination.