The most recent cover of The Economist made a very direct statement about Trump, portraying him speaking through a megaphone depicted to resemble a KKK mask.
The cover shows just the image, no headline making mention of Trump’s comments on the racial violence in Charlottesville.
The cover is the latest fallout from Trump’s response to the terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend, wherein he condemned the actions of the white supremacist who rammed his car into a crowd of protesters, but said “many sides” were to blame.
“Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to what we hold dear as Americans,” Trump said on Monday.
But then, in a press conference on Tuesday, President Trump flip-flopped somewhat, returning to the notion that “many sides” were to blame.
President Donald. J. Trump repeated what he said on Saturday, which is that both sides are guilty of violence and hate. He said the reason he didn’t call out David Duke on Saturday is that he did not know the former leader of the KKK was at the event. “I want the facts before I make a statement,” said Trump, who claims he did not know all the facts about the event when he made his comments.
President Donald. J. Trump said the alt-left had people at the Virginia park Saturday who came prepared to fight with clubs and bats. “How about them? Do they have any responsibility?” he asked.
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