Fox News’ Eboni Williams: Trump’s Initial Remarks on Charlottesville ‘Were Cowardly and Dangerous’


On Fox News Specialists today, Eboni Williams had some strong words of criticism for President Trump over his response to the violence in Charlottesville.

“Mr. President, your initial remarks were cowardly and dangerous,” she said, “and they indeed warranted a second statement.”

She said that when people questioned whether Make America Great Again was inclusive to all people or not, “I was legitimately unsure, but absent more conclusive evidence, I was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt. I can no longer do that, Mr. President. No more benefit, all doubt.”

She called him out for that initial statement where he “very intentionally chose to be ambiguous and to equivocate”:

“President Trump, I do not know your heart. But what I do know for sure is that you’ve clearly done the math, and you’ve decided that your portion of the 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.”

She even went so far as to say, “While you personally might not be a racist, President Trump, what you are is all too happy to reap the benefits of their support.”

Williams offered a suggestion for how Trump could be more forceful in his condemnation, noting that Barack Obama had missed opportunities to lead on this issue as well. But right now, she told the President, “this moment is on you.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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