Republican analyst Gianno Caldwell broke down in tears Wednesday morning on “Fox & Friends,” saying President Trump “betrayed” the country after he defended white supremacists by reaffirming his belief that “both sides” were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.
“Our president has literally betrayed the conscience of our country,” he said. “He has failed us.”
Caldwell said it is “very troubling” for anyone to come on TV and defend the president’s actions, saying that anyone who does defend his actions is “morally bankrupt.”
“Mr. President, good people don’t pal around with Nazis and white supremacists,” he said in response to Trump’s comment that there are “good people” who were marching on “both sides” of the Charlottesville rally.
“Maybe they don’t consider themselves white supremacists and Nazis; certainly they hold those views.”
“I hope the president learns a lesson from his press conference on yesterday. It’s disturbing,” he said.
The Hill added:
Host Abby Huntsman tried to steer the conversation to the topic of removing Confederate statues, but Caldwell returned to Trump.
He added that he reached out to the White House suggesting the president address the country in “distinct terms.”