Who Was Really at Fault in Charlottesville?

Here is the opening sentence of the above-titled article by Conrad Black: “Almost everything about the Charlottesville riot was disgraceful except the conduct of the president.” Later in the piece, he wrote (and I agree completely) “President Trump’s comments on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday were accurate and appropriate…”

Black outlined what happened on Saturday:

As the day unfolded, it was clear that orders had been given to the local police to ensure that a serious fracas occurred. The police did nothing to disperse the armed groups on each side, on several occasions herded them toward each other to encourage combat, and then withdrew at times to facilitate the violence. It must be assumed that orders for an insufficient law enforcement and ineffectual rules of engagement emanated ultimately from the governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, the ne plus ultra of Clintonian zeal and cynicism, and former Democratic Party chairman.

Black closed with this:

The campaign of defamation against Trump will fail, and if the Democrats and pseudo-Republicans don’t get to higher ground soon, Trump will pull together the responsible Right and most of the center and wax the Warren Democrats by a margin that will make the Nixon and Reagan reelections look like photo-finishes.

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