Trump has condemned white supremacy MANY times, including during the debates prior to him winning the nomination when Chris Wallace was the moderator as well as following Charlottesville. The left wing media is driving a narrative that holds zero basis in fact and is easily proved false.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I would say almost everything I see is from the left wing, not from the right wing.
CHRIS WALLACE: So what are you...
TRUMP: If you look...
WALLACE: What are you saying...
TRUMP: I'm willing to do anything - I want to see peace.
WALLACE: Well, then do it, sir.
JOE BIDEN: Say it. Do it. Say it.
TRUMP: Do you want to call them - what do you want to call them? Give me a name. Give me a name. Go ahead...
WALLACE: White supremacists and right-wing militia.
TRUMP: Who would you like me to condemn?
BIDEN: The Proud Boys.
BIDEN: The Proud Boys.
TRUMP: The Proud Boys, stand back, and stand by. But I'll tell you what. I'll tell you what - somebody's got to do something about antifa and the left because this is not a right-wing problem.
He has explicitly condemned white supremacists though. And during the debate he said something along the lines of "sure, sure" when asked by Wallace. I hate being in this position of seemingly defending Trump but he has technically done what has been asked of him many times (though maybe not every time and maybe without communicating some level of sincerity). At some point the question to him does become like "when did you stop beating your wife?", no?
No. Donald Trump as president has repeatedly emboldened right wing hate groups to believe they have if not his support, at least his tolerance. That is what THEY believe. They believe it because of what he says, and how he says it. If his quiet mutterings and teeter-totter denouncements aren't doing the job, isn't it his freakin job to make sure the message takes? Isn't it his job to make sure that hate-based militias have no safe place in America? Isn't that his lane?
If you want to say Trump's stance on right wing hate groups and far right militias is consistent and he denounces them, look at how he talks about antifa, a significantly less dangerous, poorly armed, and less organized group. Look at how he talks about peaceful protests, let alone ones that involve violence.
'If they start lootin, we start shootin' for the left.
Quiet twitter comments for the right.
Let's not pretend he's done anything but embolden violent groups on the right to act and to continue to act.