GUEST COLUMN: “Making Excuses for Nazis Doesn’t Make You a Nazi Sympathizer, Right?” – Rosie Parker, Trump Supporter

I understand President Donald Trump has made some controversial remarks about white supremacists and neo-Nazis following the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA.

Yes, I know he keeps saying “both sides” and “many sides” are at fault for the violence that resulted in numerous injuries and a young woman’s death. But now I’m starting to hear some people calling our president a Nazi sympathizer.

Why would anyone call him a Nazi sympathizer? Sure, he defended the white supremacists in Charlottesville by reminding everyone that they had a permit. I know he also insisted there were some “very fine people” marching with torches, sieg-heiling, and flying swastikas.

However, merely making excuses for Nazis doesn’t make you a Nazi sympathizer, right? I mean, he just tried to say they aren’t as bad as so many people seem to think they are. Or at least no worse than the people protesting against a bunch of Nazis invading a town.

Unrepentantly going to bat for Nazis does not make one sympathetic to the Nazi cause. I think.

After all, many of those counterprotesters probably voted for Hillary. They weren’t out there because they felt compelled to show those Nazis — and the rest of the world — that they cannot intimidate the American people into allowing them to march and spew hate unfettered. They were just protesting against a bunch of proud Trump supporters because they’re still sore about losing the election, and protesting because you don’t like who won makes you as un-American as Nazis, right? Right?

Of those hundreds of torch-wielding white supremacists who marched Nuremberg-style while chanting “Jews will not replace us,” maybe there were some very fine people. The president did say he watched the whole thing much more closely than the media did. I don’t know.

But what I do know is this: Unrepentantly going to bat for Nazis does not make one sympathetic to the Nazi cause.

I think.

Please tell me I’m right and that I didn’t vote for — and continue to support — a Nazi sympathizer.

 

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