On Monday, Fox News host Eboni K. Williams condemned President Donald Trump for his initial comments about the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.
“I was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt,” Williams stated on “The Fox News Specialists.”
“I can no longer do that, Mr. President. No more benefit ― all doubt,” she exclaimed.
Williams added, “In a moment where you could have been crystal clear where you stand on the issue of inclusion, standing up against white supremacy and domestic terrorism, you very intentionally chose to be ambiguous and equivocate.”
Distressed, she continued to address the president, “President Trump, I do not know your heart, but what I do know for sure is that you’ve clearly done the math. You’ve decided that the portion of your base that is absolutely racist is so significant, so valuable that you hesitate ― even in the face of blatant, flagrant hatred ― to risk turning them off and thereby crippling your political stronghold.”
“You remember when you said your base would stick with you even if you shot someone on Fifth Avenue? I think you are right. I think they will stick with you through anything. … They will even stick with you while you calm their fears and deep-seated anger around their perceived depreciation of the intrinsic value of whiteness in this country. Let’s be honest: That’s what this is all really about,” Williams asserted.
Williams stopped short at labeling Trump a racist but argued that he was “all too happy to reap the benefits” from his racist followers.
“You even tacitly encourage them with evasive, irresponsible statements,” she continued in reference to Trump’s initial statements regarding the attacks in Charlottesville.
“You are uniquely positioned to forcefully call out evil, anti-American domestic terrorists. We certainly cannot change what we fail to acknowledge. I am asking you to address their anger, their misplaced fears. Let them know this is America, land of opportunity, and there is indeed enough to go around,” Williams ended.
First reported by The Blaze.