r/PublicFreakout Sep 22 '22 Wholesome 7 Take My Energy 1 Rocket Like 1 Silver 4 Helpful 4

Trumpist Curses at KKK members (context i found on original video)

46.6k Upvotes

View all comments

Show parent comments

5.2k

u/xActuallyabearx Sep 22 '22 Silver Gold All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy

Yes, but what needs to happen even more is him stopping to wonder why the kkk keeps showing up to support his buddies. Curious 🤔

1.5k

u/chilidoggo Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22 Gold

You know what makes the KKK not show up to your events? When you tell them straight up that you do not want them there.

From the 2020 debates

WALLACE: You have repeatedly criticized the vice president for not specifically calling out antifa and other left-wing extremist groups. But are you willing, tonight, to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and to say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities as we saw in Kenosha and as we've seen in Portland? Are you prepared to specifically do that?

TRUMP: Sure, I'm prepared to do that. But I would say almost everything I see is from the left wing, not from the right wing. If you look, I'm willing to do anything. I want to see peace.

WALLACE: Then do it, sir.

BIDEN: Do it. Say it.

TRUMP: You want to call them? What do you want to call them? Give me a name, give me a name, go ahead — who would you like me to condemn?

WALLACE: White supremacists, white supremacists and right-wing militia.

TRUMP: Proud Boys, stand back and stand by. But I'll tell you what: Somebody's got to do something about antifa and the left. Because this is not a right-wing problem — this is a left-wing problem.

127

u/TheBelhade Sep 22 '22

Telling somebody to stop what they're doing is "stand down". "Stand by" means to await further orders. He obviously do is that on purpose hoping no one would know the difference.

58

u/Jonnny Sep 22 '22

Not to mention saying "Stand down" is to issue orders, implicitly acknowledging you're the leader of their shitstain "movement" wannabe.

1

u/LSDkiller Sep 23 '22

Stand by is even more acknowledging that you are the leader because it implies that even more orders are coming. Stand down ostensibly could just be a president telling misguided people who respect him to stop. Stand by is, "good so far, now await my further commands". Honestly though, I think he just posted that because he's an idiot. Trump knows they would follow further orders later even if he told them to stand down, and come on it's not like he was planning to go back on Twitter a few hours later and write "now get pence out of the bunker for me guys".

He's just a clumsy guy who is terrible with words, at least by any normal persons metric. That's what I dislike most about him personally. I don't care about his politics, it's not his anyway. If you've paid attention and know who trump is as a person, where he's from, you'd know that before the election he didn't believe in or care about half that crap. What he cares about most is being famous and people thinking he's right and "winning". Politics, especially populist racist culture war politics was his way to get there. I'm sure now he "believes" it, whatever that means for a guy like trump to whom the truth just isn't important.