On Friday, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney posted on Facebook urging President Donald Trump to issue an apology for the aftermath of his statements regarding the Charlottesville terror attack.
“Whether he intended to or not, what he communicated caused racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, and the vast heart of America to mourn,” Romney wrote. “His apologists strain to explain that he didn’t mean what we heard.
“But what we heard is now the reality, and unless it is addressed by the president as such, with unprecedented candor and strength, there may commence an unraveling of our national fabric,” he added.
Romney issued his statement after Trump blamed “both sides” for the violence that erupted between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend.
“I think there is blame on both sides,” Trump stated on Tuesday. “You had a group on one side that was bad. You had a group on the other side that was also very violent. Nobody wants to say that. I’ll say it right now.”
Romney condemned Trump for not fully placing the blame on the white nationalists and neo-Nazis that had previously supported him. Trump continued to hold both sides responsible after it was reported that a white nationalist killed a counterprotester with a car.
“State forcefully and unequivocally that racists are 100 percent to blame for the murder and violence in Charlottesville,” Romney stated. “Testify that there is no conceivable comparison or moral equivalency between the Nazis — who brutally murdered millions of Jews and who hundreds of thousands of Americans gave their lives to defeat — and the counterprotesters who were outraged to see fools parading the Nazi flag, Nazi armband and Nazi salute.”
First reported by The Blaze.