President Obama’s Thoughts On Charlottesville Are Exactly What We Need Right Now

After what happened Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, there’s been a great deal of discussion about President Trump’s tepid response to the violence which left at least three people dead and injured many others. Trump has yet to call the actions of alleged murderer James Alex Fields Jr. domestic terrorism, even though dozens of Congressional Republicans have.




If there was ever a time we needed compassion, reason, and sanity from our head of state, it’s now. Which is why what former President Obama posted on his Twitter feed Saturday evening is the perfect salve for our broken hearts:

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If anyone had reason to hate, it was Nelson Mandela. But he refused to. Instead, he sought to forgive and reconcile with those who had imprisoned him for 27 years just because he opposed the racist system of apartheid.

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In the days ahead, we can all hope that President Trump will condemn the alt-right/neo-Nazis who were behind the violence in Virginia. Should he refuse to, then we will have yet another example of why he is unfit to be president.

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Andrew Bradford is a single father who lives in Atlanta. A member of the Christian Left, he has worked in the fields of academia, journalism, and political consulting. His passions are art, music, food, and literature. He believes in equal rights and justice for all. To see what else he likes to write about, check out his blog at Deepleftfield.info.

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