President Donald Trump’s moral compass isn’t working. The needle’s spinning wildly, but the leader of the free world just can’t find moral north.
The latest example of his moral senility came in the wake of the white nationalist and Nazi atrocities in Charlottesville this weekend. On Friday night, torch-wielding supremacists descended on the college town, chanting slogans such as “Jews will not replace us,” many of them giving the Nazi salute.
The event looked like a hybrid of a KKK lynch mob and a Nazi book-burning ceremony. The tweeter-in-chief’s response was … silence. The next morning, hundreds of heavily armed white supremacists descended on the town again. From the loud-mouth president … more silence.
By 11 a.m., media outlets were beaming footage of American Carnage around the world: Nazi mobs attacking the broad array of anti-Nazis who had gathered in Charlottesville to defend what is best in the human experience: diversity, tolerance, the embrace of difference, the ability to love across ethnic and racial and religious divides.
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