After opening his remarks with a sunny review of our “now strong” national economy and the stock market hitting “record highs,” Trump also confirmed the Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation into the deadly car wreck, and said that “anyone who acted criminally” in the the weekend’s “racist violence” would be held “fully accountable.”


It’s always worth remembering that as a candidate, Trump enjoyed the support of avowed white supremacists and neo-Nazis, including former KKK leader David Duke. His father, Fred Trump, was arrested in 1927 at a KKK rally in Queens. The president is also the product of a Republican National Convention attended by 80% white people and which, perhaps inadvertently, spotlighted a known white supremacist organization. And he has stocked his cabinet and the top ranks of his White House with racists and white supremacists.

“In times like these, America has always shown its true character,” the president said. For once, he might be right.