Hollywood Slams Trump Refusal To Call Out White Supremacists; Mika Brzezinski Says President Is “Weak & Pathetic”

President Donald Trump’s choice to blame “many sides” for the now-fatal violence in Charlottesville today has drawn outrage and condemnation from Hollywood players, Beltway pundits and even, in a subtler way than some, his old rival Jeb Bush.

In his speech from Bedminster, N.J., the president said, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides.”

Today’s “United the Right” rally was organized by white nationalists and alt-right groups in opposition to a planned removal of a Robert E. Lee statue from the University of Virginia’s recently renamed Emancipation Park. After a Trump tweet today condemning “all that hate stands for,” white nationalist and former KKK Imperial Wizard David Duke tweeted, “I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists.”

Chris Weitz, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story co-screenwriter, subsequently directed a tweet to Trump, writing, “Fascists and white supremacists are invoking your name in #Charlottesville. Condemn them clearly.”

Here is a sampling of other responses.

MANY SIDES?!? Ive typed and deleted at least 8 tweets. Words simply arent strong enough to accurately describe how I feel about Donald Trump

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 12, 2017

If you ever need to explain moral cowardice and false equivalence, quote Trump’s “on all sides” speech today. Made me want to turn and spit.

— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 12, 2017

Trump is the one who made it okay to “Beat the crap out of ‘em.”

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 12, 2017

HOW DOES HE KEEP FINDING NEW LOWS ???????????????????????? HOW DOES HE KEEP FINDING NEW LOWS ???????????????????????? HOW DOES HE KEEP FINDING NEW LOWS ???????????????????????? HOW DOES HE KEEP

— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) August 12, 2017

The Big Sick‘s Kumail Nanjiani posted these:

“We have swastikas.”
“They’re not Nazis.”

“Our country should be white.”
“They’re not Nazis.”

“We’re actual Nazis.”
“They’re not Nazis.”

— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) August 12, 2017

“On many sides”?!??!?!?!?!!??!??!?!!???!??!?? On. Many. Sides. WHAT?!?!!??

— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) August 12, 2017

Bones creator Hart Hanson:

And others:

This is not “many sides”. It’s White Supremacist Terrorism. The President of the United States does not have the spine to say so. Shameful. https://t.co/AgGohzr5Pr

— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) August 12, 2017

The white supremacists and their bigotry do not represent our great country. All Americans should condemn this vile hatred. #Charlottesville

— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) August 12, 2017

The list of things Donald Trump is too weak and frightened to criticize:
1. Vladimir Putin
2. White Supremacists
3. Neo-Nazis terrorists

— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) August 12, 2017

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