We all agree that neo-Nazis and white supremacists are despicable. However, your Aug. 18 editorial “Trump Response Shameful” was disappointing. The counter-protesters who started the violence are leftists, anarchists, Marxists and communist sympathizers, Black Lives Matters, etc. These are the same groups that started anti-speech violence at Berkeley, the violence in Ferguson and Baltimore, and hundreds of other incidents within the last few years. Many of the violent counter-protesters support many of the violent policies of Marxists like Joseph Stalin and Red China’s Mao Tse-tung, who were genocidal maniacs who used violence to promote communism. Even the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was critical of the violent counter-protesters in Charlottesville. Trump agreed with the ACLU in pointing out both sides were at fault. It appears to me that your editorial author is ignorant of the violent background of these counter-protesters and relied upon the biased, leftist media who despise Trump.
— John Rynne
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