28-year-old white supremacist James Harris Jackson killed 66-year-old Timothy Caughman with a sword and then appeared incredibly proud of his decision to kill a black man.
Following his arrest, the white supremacist was driven from Baltimore to New York, the place of the horrific crime.
In the Obama days, the President would have immediately condemned the act while demanding swift justice. Unfortunately, we now live in the dark times of the Trump administration and that’s simply not happening.
Unfortunately, we now live in the dark times of the Trump administration and that’s simply not happening.
When asked during a press conference this Monday if the White House had any comment on the murder, Sean Spicer refused to address the act.
Spicer, in a strange turn of events, said he would “not going to reference any particular case before the DOJ right now,” adding that he didn’t “know all the details.”
Spicer then dove into a weird speech about how people “rushed to judgment” regarding the recent spate of anti-semitic bomb threats.
Judd Legum of Think Progress explained the strange atmosphere.
Instead of addressing the murder, Spicer went on a number of bizarre tangents. He told Ryan that there has been “a rush to judgment in a lot of other cases,” specifically anti-semitic attacks, where people have demanded Trump condemn the violence. Later, Spicer said, people have learned that the attacks were not perpetrated by “people on the right.”
Legum took to Twitter to explain the absurdity of the above comments from Spicer.
9. Innocent until proven guilty but there is nothing preventing Spicer from condemning this kind of violence. https://t.co/OHWW4OG9p0
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 28, 2017
White supremacy has continued to reveal itself at an alarming rate under the Trump administration’s guidance and Sean Spicer’s refusal to condemn a horrible act is sickening on every level.
Watch Sean Spicer in the video below:
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