This is the kind of unhinged and crackpot rhetoric that is common on Info Wars, but it has no place in American government.
The meeting could have given Trump an opportunity to learn something about race relations in America, but he only made things worse.
Disasters have a way of erasing all markers of division and bringing people together revealing the best of our shared humanity.
A plurality of Americans also believes he is "putting white supremacists on equal standing with their opponents."
If there was a moment for Trump to reverse the narrative that he is a white supremacist sympathizer, today would have been it. Instead, he attacked the protesters in Boston and praised Steve Bannon.
The right-wing demonstrators organizing Saturday's rally in Boston forgot one important thing: People.
Thousands of Americans are in Boston to stand up to Trump and his white supremacist supporters to say in one voice: This is not what America stands for.
"What will happen next? I doubt that Donald Trump will be able to calm and comfort the nation in that moment."
Even if Trump did decide to attend the ceremony, it's unclear how many of the honorees would have shown up.
Since the attack, Susan Bro has spoken out loudly against the hatred put on display in Charlottesville and criticized Trump's despicable response.
The end may very well be near for Donald Trump's presidency.
Nobody wants to be seen within the same zip code as this president, particularly after he spent the past week defending white supremacists and Nazis.
"In terms of people actually working in the administration, apparently everybody is fine, nobody is leaving, they're all okay with it."
Within the span of about a week, the President of the United States will have endorsed white supremacists and announced that he's pardoning a man who racially profiled Latinos.
"If allowed to continue along this senseless path, Mr. Trump will do lasting harm to American society and to our standing in the world."
"The president needs to be crystal clear that hatred has no place in our society, but he is currently failing at it."
Though the majority of Americans do not condone the racially driven terrorism we saw in Charlottesville this weekend, this is increasingly what America is becoming with Donald Trump in the White House.
Obama's message of love and unity – and his clear suggestion that today's violence was racially motivated – stood in stark contrast to Trump's remarks.
Denouncing terrorism at the hands of white supremacists wouldn't fit Trump's narrative that America should fear only minority groups.
"Due to safety concerns, we believed it was very important to take all necessary precautions to protect the safety of all personnel involved in the operation.”