In the wake of a violent “alt-right” rally of white nationalists and neo-Nazi supporters that has left at least one anti-nationalist protester dead, Donald Trump took to the cameras to issue a milquetoast statement blaming “many sides” while boasting of his own perceived successes.

He then ignored reporter questions asking him to more specifically denounce white nationalism and the apparent terrorist attack that left one dead and at least nineteen injured when a car drove into a group of counterprotesters at high speed, then fled the scene.

He is a contemptible and loathsome little man, and every day between now and his removal from office is a black mark on his party, on Congress, and on America.

And it wasn’t an oversight: A White House spokesman indeed affirms that their administration was condemning “hatred” and “bigotry” from “all sides.”

It was intentional.