Thursday on MSNBC, former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett accused President Trump’s purported defense of white supremacists of “fueling” the rioting in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis.
“Tone starts at the top,” Jarrett began. “If we have a president who says in the context of white supremacists and lawful demonstrators they’re good people on both sides, I don’t think we should be surprised it’s fueling anger out there. But I do want to begin, if the family of George Floyd who is suffering, your pain is our pain, to the families around our country today, that have black boys and men, black girls and women who have to sit down and talk to them…
“People are scared, and this is a time when you really expect your government to wise up and the leaders in it to respond with core decency,” she continued.
For the millionth time, Trump never called white supremacists “very fine people.” The left has been milking that lie for 3 years to smear Trump as a racist. It is the left fueling racial anger in America.