Jonathan Greenblatt — CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) — told MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts on Sunday that the idea of a violent “alt-left” is a right-wing myth and that there is no equivalency between the violent hate groups of the right and the people who resist them.
In response to President Donald Trump’s assertion that there are “fine people” on both sides of the neo-Nazi question, Greenblatt said, “There are no fine people among the ranks of Nazis. Then they tried to divert the conversation to the quote-unquote ‘alt-left,’ but look, there is no comparable side on the left to the ‘alt-right.'”
The alt-right, he said, “are white supremacists who amass with an idea of pushing a nationalist agenda that pushes out minorities based on how you pray, who you love or where you’re from. So, it’s really not comparable.”
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Local DC reporter: ‘Major movement of military hardware and personnel’ into downtown Washington
A local Washington, D.C. reporter posted video of a huge military vehicle emblazoned with the word “flammable” on its side, which he says is driving on the streets of the nation’s capital. This comes just one day after President Donald Trump told the nation’s governors to “dominate” the streets and increase the presence of the National Guard and other law enforcement agencies.
“Seeing a major movement of military hardware and personnel on the streets of downtown DC today as #GeorgeFloyd protests continue,” Tom Fitzgerald of Fox affiliate Fox5 reported via Twitter.
Even evangelical groups were disgusted by Trump’s Bible stunt: former White House faith adviser
On CNN Tuesday, former Obama White House faith and race adviser Joshua Dubois said President Donald Trump's Bible photo-op in front of the church near the White House could backfire on him with his most critical voting bloc.
"I thought it was farcical. And it is kind of blowing up in his face even in the faith community and communities that support, him like some conservative evangelical communities," said Dubois. "The reason is Jesus stood up for everyday people, including the vulnerable, and didn't believe in false displays of piety, and yesterday President Trump ordered — or was okay with — everyday people being gassed and shot with rubber bullets in order to make his way to a false display of piety."
‘Oh my Lord’: Ex-senator goes off on Trump for lie that he’s a Christian
President Donald Trump staged a photo-op in front of St. John's Church in Washington, DC on Monday, clumsily holding a Bible to celebrate his demand to call in the National Guard to disperse Black Lives Matter protesters.
It was a move that sent former Sen. Claire McCaskill into a fury.
"You know, I am so sad and angry and full of emotion about what our country is going through right now," she said during an MSNBC appearance. "And the nerve of this man and the people around him thinking it was a good idea to use police on horses and tear gas and flashbangs to move a peaceful crowd so he could go out there and do something that's at its essence so phony."