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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

How much longer will it take?

This is a message to everyone who works with Donald Trump. 
How much more of this are you prepared to take? 
How much longer will you stand at the side of a President who watches anti-Nazi protesters resist neo-Nazi and white supremacist  thugs in Charlottesville, Virginia, and says 'There are two sides to this'? 
How much longer are you prepared to give your support to a man who says there were 'many very fine people' among the neo-Nazis and white supremacists? 
Was one of those very fine people the man who organised the protest, Jason Kessler, 'to show that folks can stand up for white people'? Who a local Republican congressman, Rep. Tom Garrett, called a 'racist ideologue'? Was he one of the 'many very fine people'? 
Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump. How long will you stand at the side of a man who defends racists shouting anti-Jewish slogans? 
General John Kelly. General James Mattis. General H.R. McMaster. How long will you serve a commander-in-chief who sees no difference between Nazis and anti-Nazis, between racists and anti-racists, bigots and anti-bigots? 
America's former presidents. Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W Bush, Barack Obama. How long will it take for you to publish a joint statement, signed by each one of you, denouncing the bigotry of your successor? 
America's archbishops, cardinals, rabbis, imams -- how long will it take for you to denounce, together, with one powerful voice, a President who espouses causes that run counter to everything you believe in? 
All US presidents pledge at their inauguration to 'preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States.' How long will it take for you to acknowledge that this President is doing none of those things? 
That this President neither respects nor understands the US constitution. That he is leading your country towards the abyss, both at home and overseas. 
And that you are standing by. Watching.