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Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
This won't help the narrative.

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An organizer of a notorious white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia, nearly two years ago said it would not have taken place had Donald Trump not become president.

"There is no question that Charlottesville wouldn't have occurred without Trump," Richard Spencer, a leader of the so-called "alt-right," said in an interview with The Atlantic magazine.

"It really was because of his campaign and this new potential for a nationalist candidate who was resonating with the public in a very intense way," Spencer said.

"The alt-right found something in Trump," he said. "He changed the paradigm and made this kind of public presence of the alt-right possible."

A 21-year-old neo-Nazi is serving life in prison after driving his car into a group of counter-protestors following the August 2017 gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville.

A 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer, was killed and dozens of other people injured when James Alex Fields Jr drove his car into the crowd.

The counter-protesters had gathered in opposition to the white supremacists who had come to the university town ostensibly to protest the removal of a Confederate statue.

Trump has been accused of giving tacit encouragement to white supremacists by failing to unequivocally condemn their ideology and his anti-immigration policies have mostly targeted Muslims, Africans and Latinos.

Trump drew broad criticism following the Charlottesville violence when he spoke of "very fine people" and "blame on both sides," appearing to establish a moral equivalence between the white supremacists and those who opposed them.

The incident turned Charlottesville into a symbol of the growing audacity of the far right under Trump.

Spencer, one of the organizers of the "Unite the Right" rally, told the Atlantic that Trump was "being honest and calling it like he saw it."

"I was proud of him at that moment," he said.


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
Jussie doesn’t happen without Obama.


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
Spencer is a complete phony.


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
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Trump drew broad criticism following the Charlottesville violence when he spoke of "very fine people" and "blame on both sides," appearing to establish a moral equivalence between the white supremacists and those who opposed them.



Still lying about what he said, I see.


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
Charlottesville doesn't happen without this douchebag and other politicos having the police stand down. They probably set it up like they bird dogged all of Trump's rally's. It is why they can't let it go, because they spent a lot of money and effort getting these people to fight each other while police stood down.


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
This is debunked. Fake news
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Trump drew broad criticism following the Charlottesville violence when he spoke of "very fine people" and "blame on both sides," appearing to establish a moral equivalence between the white supremacists and those who opposed them. 


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sicboy
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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
Except no one died. So... not really a good comparison


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
It also doesn't happen without the far left pushing people into doing stupid things.

Most of the "far right" people are only far right of them.


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
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Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
I mean... the governor of VA... wore blackface and/a KKK costume in medschool.... but yeah Trump is fueling the racism in this country. K.


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
He was a left leaning person. You have been lied too.


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
sicboy, really disappointing to see you post an article with a blatant falsehood. Trump did NOT refer to white nationalists as very fine people


sicboy
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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
I'm not too worried about that. I'll admit the man can't say much of anything without it getting twisted. This more about Spencer.


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
Ferguson doesn't happen without Obama.


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
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This won't help the narrative.



What narrative?



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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
Liberals are getting beyond desperate


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
he took great liberties with what Trump's election meant and tried to hijack for his own reasons


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
His point is neither provable nor disprovable


However, I will note that the torch people were holding signs saying “the jews will nite replace us”

You can’t seriously argue that trump has been against Jews as president, can you?


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
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Jussie doesn’t happen without Obama.


I would wager that black lives matter and all those cops getting shot and killed wouldn't have happened either without Obama.


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
9/11 doesn't happen without Bill Clinton.

See I can play that game too.


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re: Richard Spencer: Charlottesville doesn't happen without Trump
Ferguson doesn't happen without Obama...lots of cops would still be alive if it wasn't for Obama...millions of people would still have affordable healthcare if not for Obama...see how this works?


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