The president has let us all down in his response to Charlottesville. But let’s stop imagining that Trump’s reaction to this horror is an anomaly – it’s not

I don’t have anything uplifting or insightful to say on Charlottesville that hasn’t already been said. I do want to point out, though, that as we hear again and again that white supremacist terrorism and Trump’s reaction to it is not how most Americans or Republicans think, these polls prove that wrong.

A full 67% of Republicans approve of Trump’s message after Charlottesville, in which he blamed “many sides” for violence and later equated counter-protesters to neo-Nazi and white supremacist terrorists. Another poll showed that six in ten people who approve of the president say there is nothing he could do that would change their level of support.

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