What was in the mind of the POTUS as he watched video of white men marching with lit torches and chanted racial insults and slogans? He said he saw some real good people. This rally was advertised as a gathering people that believed in Nazi values and white nationalism. Good people don’t attend these rallies except in protest.
His hollow words about Heather and the others killed and injured, were as full of sincerity as his denunciation of white nationalists and Nazis.
When I read his closing remarks, I was stunned that the importance of the situation to him was Himself. His winery. The best. And despite his laughable (and I was howling) argument that he doesn’t make statements until he knows the facts of a situation, he ended with more lies.
This man does not have the moral or intellectual or emotional competence to be the POTUS.
A summary of the story is below.
As he left the podium, a reporter asked the president if he planned to visit Charlottesville.
“Does anyone know that I own a house in Charlottesville?” Trump responded. “Oh boy, it’s Charlottesville, you’ll see.”
The president was referring to Trump Winery, and said he knows a lot about the city as a result.
Trump called it a “great place that’s been very badly hurt over the last couple of days.”
Then, he boasted of his winery.
“I own actually one of the largest wineries in the United States. It’s in Charlottesville,” he said….
It turns out Trump may not own the winery. And it’s not one of the largest in the nation.
Trump bought the winery in 2011, but has since handed control to one of his sons, Eric Trump, according to The Hill. A statement on the winery’s website says it’s “not owned, managed or affiliated with Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization or any of their affiliates.”
Last year, PolitiFact looked at Trump’s claim that it was the “largest winery on the East Coast,” and found the boast not true in terms of either acreage or production.…”