In Atlanta, Gore urges Trump to ‘try again’ with response to Charlottesville attacks

Former Vice President Al Gore, in a 2009 file photo. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

Former Vice President Al Gore urged President Donald Trump to “try again” with his response to the bloody violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday as white nationalists fought with counter-protesters, saying his remarks that “many sides” were to blame gave a moral equivalence to a resurgent white supremacist movement.

“On the off chance that my words here could reach President Trump, I would say, ‘Mr. President, for the sake of our country, I would urge you to try again,” Gore told an audience of hundreds of progressive activists at the Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta.

Trump condemned the protests that resulted in at least three deaths and prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency, but he didn’t criticize the white nationalist rally, which featured anti-Semitic chants and neo-Nazi slogans. Instead, he called for unity among “all races, creeds and colors.”

Gore said Trump should “give more thought to what it means to have a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan and Nazi movement marching and creating this kind of hatred.”

“The country would be better served if the president would come back before the people,” he said, “and think of a more thoughtful and appropriate statement about how we can understand what’s going on in America – and how we can go forward.”

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ptcrunner
ptcrunner

...and when posting anything on Al Gore, the alt-right trolls jump upon Jimbo's comments section to expose their bigotry and hate from behind their keyboards. When they have an opportunity to attend a unity march, then they show their true colors (some not because they keep their hoods on) out there in public thus inciting violence. What a bunch of racist cowards. Shame on Trump who cowers in fear from the many white pride racists like David Duke who helped to put him in office. It is so true when one says, "You dance with the ones that brought you" and nothing could be more true than David Duke who reminded this president that he and his followers put the Trump Machine on the path to victory. Did anyone notice that Trump stops short of calling out the white nationalists? He stopped short because that is a large swath of his base. If Trump alienated these racists and Flyover Country supporters who  (disaffected white working folk-who are more like latent racists), then the administration would go down in flames. 

Mike Gartner4142
Mike Gartner4142

Right after you “try again” on “climate change” Al.

Jim6678
Jim6678

And for you truly fascist antifacists (nice deception there): It wasn't a KKK or Nazi march. It was a unity march. They are just free people too. Hopefully now they will see the err of their ways, drop the slogans and unite against the true authoritarians. They can have their white pride, so long as they respect others.


Wouldn't surprise me if most of those Nazi and KKK flags were Soros operative plants. That's how they roll. 


Notice how the true patriots left them to their own devices and neither encouraged nor supported them. That's how a free society works, ya bunch of fascist, progressive liberal, free speech haters. 


Jim6678
Jim6678

Why are you using a 2009 photo of Al Gore when there are plenty of present pictures of him available?


Oh, yeah....because he is a fat faced upper 1% globalist pig now.

weetamoe
weetamoe

Until the media name all of the groups comprising the "counter-protesters,"  comments like Gore's have no moral authority or credibility.

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