Rodney Howard-Browne is a pastor on Donald Trump’s advisory committee who has come to Trump’s defense after Charlottesville. To give an example of how difficult it is going to be to make progress on the points I raised in my response to Charlottesville, I offer this tweet from Rev. Howard-Browne.
We strongly condemn all white supremacists, KKK, Antifa and Black Lives Matter, Main Stream Media in the strongest of terms !!!!!
— Rodney Howard-Browne (@rhowardbrowne) August 14, 2017
I don’t care how bad you think the “main stream media,” BLM, and antifa are, they are not in the same moral league as the KKK and white supremacists. Let’s take the media for instance. The media documented the aggression of the white supremacists and the slow and confusing response of President Trump. They reported what happened.
On the other hand, Howard-Browne is simply repeating the narrative promoted by the white supremacists in Charlottesville. All throughout the League of the South, Daily Stormer, etc. websites is the story that they were innocent and the violence came from the counter demonstrators.
Rev. Howard-Browne should follow the Twitter feed of Daniel Hosterman who chronicled the aggression of the League of the South and other alt-right demonstrators. Here’s one with a white supremacist attacking a journalist.
White supremacists attacked journalists during their torch march on the University of Virginia campus including th… https://t.co/k5uVo3UfY9 pic.twitter.com/xKuzouf8nn
— Daniel Hosterman (@dhosterman) August 14, 2017
Then there is this photo of a white supremacist pepper spraying a counter demonstrator.
A white supremacist discharges pepper spray into a group of protesters outside of their permitted rally area — li… https://t.co/pBwp9X9ts8 pic.twitter.com/olC1rGA3sZ
— Daniel Hosterman (@dhosterman) August 12, 2017
Since Howard-Browne blocked me, he probably won’t see this, but perhaps gentle readers could make sure he does.