Fox’s Jeanine Pirro and Mike Huckabee just can’t understand why people are upset with Donald Trump for not denouncing the white supremacists whose rally turned violent in Charlottesville, VA – if for no other reason than because President Barack Obama would have!
Pirro and Huckabee put their heads together on Fox News Saturday night after even several Republicans had criticized Trump’s lackluster condemnation of “this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.” Trump even repeated the “on many sides” to underscore his refusal to blame the alt-right and neo-Nazis taking part in the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville that day. The rally had turned violent and someone was killed when a car drove into a crowd of anti-rally protesters.
In fact, Huckabee had earlier Tweeted exactly the kind of unequivocal condemnation of white supremacy many hoped to hear from Trump:
"White supremacy" crap is worst kind of racism-it's EVIL and perversion of God's truth to ever think our Creator values some above others.— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 12, 2017
But appearing on Fox News, Huckabee defended Trump’s reticence the Fox News way: by attacking Obama.
PIRRO: Governor, what do you say to those people who say that the president wasn’t specific enough, he wasn’t hard enough and you know, I have to tell you, I mean he condemned “in the strongest possible terms the egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.”
Are these just Trump haters who just will look for any reason to dump on the president?
HUCKABEE: Well, it seems like a lot of them are. I don’t know what they expect the president to do. He made the comment. The driver of the car had not even been identified, nothing had been attributed to him at that point. And so what is he supposed to say? Is he supposed to do what Barack Obama used to do and jump to a conclusion and make a decision about something like he did in Ferguson, Missouri, which turned out to be totally untrue?
Pirro agreed, saying that what Obama did was “wrong.”
But this was a deliberate sleight-of-hand to suggest that facts are in dispute. The point was not for Trump to call the driver of the car guilty before a legal conviction. There is no question as to who organized the rally and why and Huckabee knows that. Unless he wants to come out and claim he had precipitously jumped to a conclusion with his own Tweet, he has no business pretending Trump had any good reason not to do as he did.
Watch it below from the August 12, 2017 Justice with Judge Jeanine.
The hysterical harpie Pirro only split from husband after he took up with the goomahs – it was never too troubling that he was a down and dirty mafioso leaking info from her office to the Gambinos.
Here’s a little piece I found about the precious ‘judge’ from The Westchester News in 2010:-
Judge Jeanine Pirro Believes Her Lies.
Her name is Jeanine Ferris, born of Lebanese descent in an Arab community in upstate New York. She met her husband “Al Pirro” in College, a short handsome Italian man from Westchester County. The two married in 1975, and she became Mrs. Jeanine Pirro. Back then the Pirro’s were two lovers, two lawyers, and two extremely unfaithful souls to each other and to the Westchester Community where they lived, worked and played.
When the Pirros got involved in Westchester Politics, that’s when everything in the county suddenly went dark and corruption started popping up everywhere in the judicial system and then politics took an ugly turn for the worse. The cops became corrupt and they began putting false charges on innocent civilians, there were so many false arrests cases and the police brutality was running rampant throughout Westchester County, it was like Nazi Germany. Pirro is an ugly monster, she’s a real modern day Hitler.
Jeanine Pirro became the most hated woman in Westchester County and throughout New York State because the news traveled as fast as wild fire, she was destroying innocent lives and pulling families apart for her own political gain.
I find it interesting that Fox News spent hours carefully trying to parse the facts of Charlottesville, including the notion that “these guys are just a small fringe group and they don’t speak for anyone but themselves.” Where was this concern for parsing when the Right Wing was attacking UC Berkeley for the protests there over the last six months? Where was this concern for detail when the Right was trying to say that UC Berkeley should lose its federal funding after the same alt-right bigots went on the warpath in Provo Park in April? Suddenly, Fox News is parsing that “well, most of these protestors came in from out of town.” That’s not what they were saying about Berkeley – the Right Wing made it sound like all the violence in Berkeley was somehow home-grown and another reason to hate that community.
Trump’s behavior yesterday was both shameful and telling. He was specifically asked to address the fact that White Nationalists generated this situation and clearly had committed vicious acts as part of their activities. Trump’s only statement was to assign some of the blame to the victims and give a false equivalence where “everybody was wrong”. Which is nonsensical. If the White Nationalists had the right to speech, then so did the rest of the people there. If anything, it was necessary to rebut the bigotry the Right was inflicting upon Charlottesville. When Trump was asked specific follow-ups, he made a face and then made a show of ignoring the question and walked out. His primary Tweet afterwards was to sympathize with the police officers who were killed in the helicopter crash – not with the young woman who was murdered.
As I said, it’s telling that Trump could not condemn these people – they’re a big part of his base. But we should note that Fox News tried to make hay out of David Duke not liking even the comment that Trump did make. Which is nearly irrelevant, since many, many commenters on the Fox News website yesterday were gleefully using every bigoted epithet they could to celebrate the carnage – including calling the counter-protestors “mud people”.
In simple terms, the Right Wing just confirmed that they have no moral ground on which to stand when it comes to protests and political discourse. If they’re going to throw false equivalences around prevaricate about a vicious murder, they don’t get to take a pious tone when Ann Coulter throws a tantrum over her speaking schedule.
Obama didn’t jump to conclusions. I just Googled his initial reaction to Ferguson as a reality check. Certainly he broadly decried police violence but he called for calm while the DoJ investigated.
And while the white identity Fox News propaganda factory always pounds their chests and beats the drums Officer Wilson was absolved by DoJ, they always completely ignored the other report where DoJ found systemic racism in the Ferguson police department and courts.
Huckabee is pulling a Trump by just making up ‘reality’ and using his straw man as a proof.
And even if you accepted Huckabee’s whitewash, time’s passed so where’s Trump’s follow up. It’s past 3 a.m. yet no tweets.
PS: Pirro should remember that her own ethnic group were only recently incorporated into the mainstream of white supremacy, along with Catholics in general. As relative newcomers, it’s sort of “normal” for them to try to earn their hard-won elevation to the top ranks.