Even Marco Rubio thinks Trump's response to Charlottesville was terrible



Marco Rubio, a Florida senator with a long history of vocally standing up to Trump only to slink away when it actually matters, went to Twitter yesterday to denounce the President for failing to condemn the actions of neo-Nazis and white supremacists at Charlottesville.

In a series of six tweets, Rubio rightfully pointed out to Trump that the violence at last weekend's Unite the Right rally, which resulted in three deaths, was indeed a terrorist attack, and that 100 percent of the blame falls on the organizers.

Rubio also brought up the obvious point that if you assign 5o percent of the blame to the counter-protesters, the white supremacy groups will see it as a win, which they most definitely did.

The Daily Stormer, a Florida-based neo-Nazi website, responded to Trump's comments by saying his words were a show of support:

From the Daily Stormer:
Trump comments were good. He didn’t attack us. He just said the nation should come together. Nothing specific against us. He said that we need to study why people are so angry, and implied that there was hate … on both sides! So he implied the antifa are haters. There was virtually no counter-signaling of us at all. He said he loves us all.

Two other Florida Republicans, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Rep. Carlos Curbelo, joined Rubio in the realm of knowing right from wrong.

Of course, longtime Florida Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson agreed with his Republican colleagues, stating, "There is no defending white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK."

Rubio's response to Trump's comment are certainly refreshing, especially when you consider this is the same guy who voted to remove health care from 23 million people, voted to confirm Betsy DeVos, and has accepted more money from Trump's cabinet nominees than any other senator, and that's all from this year.

Maybe this time around Rubio will stand by his words when it matters. Probably not, though.

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