Trump and violence in Charlottesville

8/18/2017, 2:13 p.m.

Having lived in Alabama, I can recall how former Gov. George Wallace used racist language to incite his white supremacist followers to violence.

President Trump’s messages are the same. They also make it very clear that what is needed is a viable U.S. third political party, not a party run by hate and extremist groups.

Hate groups and hate mongers played a huge role in electing President Trump. Their propaganda shows that the most violent white supremacist groups are 100 percent in support of President Trump.

People like Richard Spencer, Alex Jones, David Duke and, of course, Stephen Bannon view his election as a license for anti-Semitic harassment and intimidation of minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ community members and Muslims.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, another Alabamian, is waging war against a mythical crime wave and border drug war with the approval of President Trump. Now it looks like another Alabamian, Christian right extremist Ray Moore, will win the election for Mr. Session’s former U.S. senate seat.

The GOP supported grandstanding from Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and hypocrite Rand Paul and, thanks to the Republican Party’s racist obstruction against President Obama for eight years, they  now find themselves with Donald Trump as their party leader.

After the Charlottesville rally and deaths of three people, 45 made his usual, “blame others” statement similar to the empty ones he makes regarding Vladimir Putin and Russia. Statements from the Justice Department and Mr. Sessions will end up being meaningless words.

If you check the records, you will find that since January 2017, the consequences of 45’s hate-filled rhetoric has been an increase of violence by his supporters.

Many in and out of the Republican Party argue that number 45 lacks the intelligence and temperament to be president and leadership qualities to be in charge of U.S. foreign policy. However, 45 is still the leader of the Republican Party with a chaotic presidency.