The Young Turks’ Emma Vigeland once again went out to talk with Trump supporters this week, and she found that many of them were in denial that acts of right-wing terrorism in the United States should even be classified as right-wing terrorism.
One particularly emotional Trump fan went so far as to say that white nationalists like the one who shot up the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh last weekend were actually secret liberals.
“The white supremacists are not right-wing, they’re socialists!” he insisted. “They’re socialists, they believe in big government!”
Vigeland noted that white supremacists are right-wing by definition — hence, the decision to name the infamous 2017 Charlottesville rally “Unite the Right.”
“By your definition!” he shot back. “Why would someone who believes in big government be right wing? Why would someone who… uh…”
At this point, the Trump supporter let out multiple exasperated sighs.
“First of all,” he continued once he regained his composure. “The Nazis, there’s, like, 50 of them in the whole country. There’s no association with them in the Republican Party.”
Vigeland pointed out that many prominent neo-Nazis — including Richard Spencer and David Duke — adamantly backed Trump’s campaign in 2016.
“I don’t care who they like!” he said. “They’re a bunch of crazies!”
Watch the video below.
Louisiana Democrat re-elected governor — despite Trump’s rallies for the Republican candidate
The Associated Press has called the Lousiana's governor's race for incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards.
Edwards triumphed over Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who called to concede.
The outcome is another major political loss for President Donald Trump, who had held multiple campaign rallies for Rispone.
During his most recent rally, Trump begged the crowd to give him a "big win" in the election.
Eddie Rispone has conceded the #lagov race to Gov. John Bel Edwards, giving the Democrat four more years in ruby red Louisiana despite Trump’s best efforts to flip the seat. Edwards camp says Rispone called minutes ago to concede. #lagov #lalege
Press secretary says it is ‘dangerous for the country’ to question whether she is putting out honest info
Press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Saturday argued it was "dangerous for the country" for anyone to challenge the veracity of her claims.
Grisham made her argument after President Donald Trump went to Walter Reed Hospital for an unannounced doctor's visit, resulting in a great deal of speculation.
Following the visit, Grisham claimed Trump was "healthy" and "without complaints" -- a claim many found unlikely as the president has spent a good deal of time as president airing his many grievances.
Sondland used WhatsApp to communicate with Ukraine — and won’t turn over the messages: report
Ambassador Gordon Sondland used WhatsApp to send encrypted messages to a top Ukranian official, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
The communication occurred with Andriy Yermak, a top aide to President Volodymr Zelensky, when Sondland was in Kyiv, the newspaper reported.
"Sondland was also texting back and forth on WhatsApp with Yermak throughout the trip, and had been communicating with other Ukrainian officials over the messaging app in the preceding and subsequent months, according to people familiar with his interactions," The Post reported.