JAKE TAPPER: You said you place blame for these terrifying events — quote — “right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the president” — unquote.
That is a — that is a very strong charge to level. Why do you think the president himself bears responsibility?
MICHAEL SIGNER: Well, look at the campaign he ran. I mean, look at the intentional courting, both on the one hand of all these white supremacists, white nationalists, a group like that, anti-Semitic groups, and then look on the other hand the repeated failure to step up, condemn, denounce, silence, you know, put to bed all those different efforts, just like we saw yesterday.
I mean, this is not hard. There’s — you know, there’s two words that need to be said over and over again, domestic terrorism and white supremacy. That is exactly what we saw on display this weekend.
And we just aren’t seeing leadership from the White House. We certainly are going to see leadership from cities like Charlottesville, from mayors, from leaders all around the country left and right.