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Mitt Romney Urges Trump to Denounce ‘Fools Parading the Nazi Flag’ – Gets Attacked by Thousands on Facebook

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Denouncing Nazis Is ‘Leftist Crap’?

In a rare statement Mitt Romney Friday morning took to Facebook to urge President Trump to apologize for his “both sides” comments, to denounce white supremacists, and to state “unequivocally that racists are 100% to blame for the murder and violence in Charlottesville.” He’s getting attacked by the thousands for it.

The former GOP presidential nominee penned a strong and wise statement in which he says that no matter what Trump may have meant, “what he communicated caused racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, and the vast heart of America to mourn.”

Romney last year denounced candidate Trump during the campaign, calling him a “phony” and a “fraud,” and saying his “promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.” But he met with President-elect Trump to discuss becoming Secretary of State in a dinner that some say Trump set up only to embarrass and humiliate the former Massachusetts governor.

Other GOP politicians have also come out strongly against Trump remarks. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) delivered a stunning rebuke of Trump on Thursday, saying he has not demonstrated the qualities or skills to do the job of president.

Romney on Friday also said Trump’s “apologists strain to explain that he didn’t mean what we heard. But what we heard is now the reality, and unless it is addressed by the president as such, with unprecedented candor and strength, there may commence an unraveling of our national fabric,” he warned. 

He also warned, “who would want to come to the aid of a country they perceive as racist if ever the need were to arise, as it did after 9/11?” and added: “The potential consequences are severe in the extreme.”

Trump “should address the American people, acknowledge that he was wrong, apologize,” Romney advised. “State forcefully and unequivocally that racists are 100% to blame for the murder and violence in Charlottesville. Testify that there is no conceivable comparison or moral equivalency between the Nazis–who brutally murdered millions of Jews and who hundreds of thousands of Americans gave their lives to defeat–and the counter-protestors who were outraged to see fools parading the Nazi flag, Nazi armband and Nazi salute.”

In two hours there are already over 15,000 comments. 

It’s impossible to read them all, but wading through some of the top comments may make a decent American weep for this country.

Take your leftist crap back to Utah, buttercup. Better yet, take it all the way out of the US.”

Did Obama hack Mitt Romney’s FB account? I am confused because Mitt sounds like a liberal right now.”

Denouncing Nazis is now “leftist crap”?

the president told the truth. BLM and Antifa are both domestic terror groups, and filled with hate,” wrote one commenter. “By this logic, you defended Antifa and helped create credibility for left-wing violence,” wrote another.

They’re exactly the same. They both use violence to gain their ends–or did you miss the anti-fa riots and BLM chants somehow?”

Both Black Lives Matter and “Antifa,” which does not exist as a group in any formal sense, are working to fight racism and fascism. If that terrorizes someone, what does that say?

The “left-wing violence” trope is pure Fox News bunk, by the way.

“The vast majority of anti-fascist organizing is nonviolent. But their willingness to physically defend themselves and others from white supremacist violence and preemptively shut down fascist organizing efforts before they turn deadly distinguishes them from liberal anti-racists,” The Washington Post reports in an article titled, “Who are the antifa?”

The vast majority of domestic terror attacks are from right wing extremists.

While the September 11, 2001, attacks were perpetrated by foreign violent extremists, from September 12, 2001 through December 31, 2016, attacks by domestic or ‘homegrown’ violent extremists in the United States resulted in 225 fatalities, according to the ECDB. Of these, 106 were killed by far right violent extremists in 62 separate incidents, and 119 were victims of radical Islamist violent extremists in 23 separate incidents,” a 2017 report by the U.S. government reads. “According to the ECDB, activities of far left wing violent extremist groups did not result in any fatalities during this period.” 

But back to the Fox News crew on Mitt Romney’s Facebook page.

You must not realize that 50 % of the people in the USA actually love Trump and are 100 % for him. Go away nobody wants to hear any remarks from you.”

Um, which ‘racists’ are you talking about? The ones that had a permit to exercise their Fist [sic] Amendment right (whether you like the content or not), or the ones that violently attacked them? Please clarify, or else you might look like a complete moron.”

You are part of the problem. Yes you! If you listen to The President’s words they were entirely reasonable.”

The President told the truth and you should stand behind him. Instead all you’ve done is shown you’re part of the problem in Washington. Just another Rino.”

Trump was 100% accurate — BOTH SIDES IN CHARLOTTESVILLE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT VIOLENCE AND SHOULD BE CALLED OUT! Trump did not equivocate or excuse the Nazis and White Supremacists. He is absolutely correct that ALL SIDES are responsible. I believe anything less is nothing but pandering.”

“Oh and FYI obama started this race War you are speaking of but NO ONE stood up.”

Quit blaming everything on the president. You people only hear what you want to hear, you yourself are spreading hate by your lies.”

What about the incendiary comments coming from the racist liberals and democrats? Why aren’t you condemning them? Obviously being politically correct is more important to you than doing the right thing.”

Mr Romney you are clueless; one side is bigoted, racist, enemy of the country and the other side is delusional racist neo nazis. When you accept that one hate group is worse then the other you identify yourself as the problem.”

There’s no question that thanks to Trump this is an America that may have existed before, but was largely unseen. Now, thanks to Trump and Fox News, denouncing Nazis and white supremacists is “leftist crap”?

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‘Could Have Killed One of Our Colleagues’: Former Trump Official Rips Him for Hiding Positive COVID Test

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Former Trump White House official Alyssa Farah on Wednesday shredded her one-time boss for concealing his positive test for the novel coronavirus last fall.

Appearing on CNN, Farah told Jake Tapper that she was stunned to learn from former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows that Trump had tested positive for the virus days ahead of his first debate with President Joe Biden and decided against informing his staff members.

“Very few things shock me and this revelation shocked me,” she said.

Farah went on to explain that she had not been informed of Trump’s positive COVID-19 test, and accused the former president of recklessly endangering his own staff members.

“This demonstrates a flagrant lack of regard for public health and for the well-being of others,” she said. “At this time in the White House, I had staffers who were pregnant. I had one who is a multi-time cancer survivor. Plenty of people in the West Wing over 65. We could have killed one of our colleagues and instead they decided to not tell anyone, putting every one of us at risk.”

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Mark Meadows Retweets Trump’s Denial He Tested Positive for COVID Before Debate – a Fact That Appears in Meadows’ Book

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Less than 24 hours after former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows appeared to agree to cooperate with the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, news broke that The Guardian had obtained a copy of his new book, and from it the revelation that three days before appearing on stage with Joe Biden at the Sept. 26 presidential debate the then-president, Donald Trump, had tested positive for coronavirus.

Never mind that a second test showed a negative result – one Harvard epidemiologist says that merely meant Trump was not yet infectious but he was, by the debate, “blazing positive” but decided to go on a potentially infect countless others. That act, the noted disease specialist and professors says, “was a massive, dangerous and likely intentional decision.”

Trump, as usual, especially in recent days, issued a quick statement via his spokesperson, this time denying the revelation in Meadows’ book, a revelation The Washington Post Wednesday afternoon reported it had confirmed with two other former Trump aides.

What is stunning is that, as Politico National Political Correspondent Meridith McGraw notes, Meadows himself retweeted Trump’s statement of denial:

The Washington Post also notes that at least six people close to Trump tested positive for coronavirus shortly after the debate, including Melania Trump, Hope Hicks, Stephen Miller, and Kayleigh McEnany.

“Trump on Wednesday was furious that Meadows revealed the anecdote in his forthcoming book and that it was published via the liberal-leaning Guardian website, according to a person familiar with the former president’s reaction, who requested anonymity to reveal a private conversation,” the Post adds. “Meadows through an emissary has offered to put out a statement ‘clarifying things,’ but that offer was rejected, the person said.”

Which is likely why he decided to retweet Trump’s statement.

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Abrams went on to become a highly-effective voting rights advocate and activist, and many credit her with helping elect Joe Biden president by helping him win the state by registering an estimated 800,000 more voters.

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