By TYLER WILLIAMS
Remember the old saying “there’s two sides to every story?” Well, according to President Donald Trump, there are many sides to the events that occurred during the Charlottesville rally.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides,” Trump said. “It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has
been going on for a long, long time.”
While to some, that may sound like the president is being open minded and fair, it doesn’t make sense in this situation. It’s difficult to see many sides to this issue when there was only one side that was spreading hatred and bigotry: white supremacists.
Freedom of speech and expressing opinions about a specific situation, whether it’s good or bad, is completely acceptable. Everybody deserves a chance to speak their opinion. However, when a person decides to use violence on an individual or group of people to express personal opinions, that’s when it becomes a problem.
So what happened in Charlottesville? There was a rally that involved a group of white supremacists and one of them decided to take violent measures to get his point across, because actions speak louder than words.
One person was killed and 19 others were injured when a car sped into a group of counter-protesters, according to CNN.
Even the Republican Party called out President
Trump on his response to the tragic event.
“President – we must call evil by its name,” tweeted Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner. “These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism.”
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, another fellow Republican, tweeted, “Very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists.”
The only good thing about these people who spread hate and bigotry out into the atmosphere is knowing where they stand. That’s something President Trump has forgotten to do: take a clear stand on the situation.
At least the white supremacists chose a side and fought for what they believe in, instead of being on the fence like President Trump.
Remember ladies and gentlemen, it’s hard to find many sides of a story when there’s only one side that is causing the problem.