THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION, 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE — Three people, including an innocent bystander and two Virginia State Troopers, were killed on Saturday as a result of a well-planned white nationalist riot in Charlottesville, led by “Unite the Right.” In his very first response to the violence, Trump praised law enforcement and failed to condemn the white nationalists who converged on Virginia’s thirteenth largest city because Charlottesville decided to move a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the University of Virginia campus.
It took Trump two whole days before he read, earlier today, from a prepared statement condemning the white nationalists.
Trump was much quicker to condemn Merck CEO and Vioxx champion Kenneth Frazier, an African American, because Frazier quit the White House Manufacturing Council in protest against Trump’s failure of leadership. In retaliation against Frazier, Trump threatened retaliation against Big Pharma, as well described in today’s Politico’s by Dan Diamond.
Trump is going to have a very difficult September since congressional Republicans are beginning to move away from him (http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/13/trump-aides-predicting-brutal-september-241594).
Trump loves to play the victim, and he has to be the center of attention no matter what he is doing.
Moments ago, associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones was watching closely as he announced, much to the consternation of White House Political Affairs Director Bill Stephen, that he is leaving the Republican Party to join the American Freedom Party.
The American Freedom Party is one of those wacko far right white nationalist parties which have embraced the mega-billionaire (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Freedom_Party).
"I beat Hillary and I even won the popular vote," the constantly mendacious occupant of the White House said.
“And even though my despicable critics say Angela Merkel is now the leader of the free world, that just ain’t so! Ask my close personal friend Richard Spencer!”
Trump's decision to leave the Republican Party puts former Indiana radio talk show host Mike Pence in a difficult spot, because many pundits have noted that Pence realizes that he is likely to become the occupant of the White House after Democrats recapture the House in November, 2018.
Jones distinctly heard Pence mutter to himself as he prepared to have a private meal with his wife, “I’ll just have to pray about it and ask God what I should do: whether to keep flattering a man who really isn’t a conservative Republican at all, or whether I should keep oiling the political money machine so I can get myself elected in 2020 after Donald gets impeached and convicted. Trump hasn’t the faintest idea that God is a conservative Republican."