Premier Brad Wall has waded into the turmoil in the United States via social media.
On Wednesday morning he tweeted, “If one side includes Nazis and the other side does not…there is no moral equivalency.”
His tweet comes days after a deadly clash between white supremacists and counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Va.
The tweet quickly drew a response, showing that such division seen in the U.S. right now might not be that far away from Canadian soil.
While President Donald Trump has been criticized for not denouncing white supremacists and sharing the blame, Wall was criticized for the opposite.
It's not okay to condemn both sides? Come on premier Wall don't let the left suck you into their ignorance. P.s. We will miss you in power!
— Doug Philip (@dphilip79) August 16, 2017
If both sides include racists and violent thugs, which they did, there is complete moral equivalency. Regardless of name, hate is hate.
— ♱ GoodEggJoe (@GoodEggJoe) August 16, 2017
When you protest the ability of the Nazis to speak – YOU have become the Nazis.
— Joe Kool (@Kool_Camel) August 16, 2017
Wall was also praised for speaking out.
People need to stop referencing past actions of certain groups. Anyone who defends Nazi actions need a reality check
— Murray Fischer (@murrayfischer) August 16, 2017
Agreed. The responses to this simple fact are sickening. There is no grey area here.
— Brodie Aikman (@Brodie_Aikman) August 16, 2017
Thank-you for explaining that. It seems many of your long-time supportive commenters don't understand this, by their reaction to you now.
— Saskboy (@saskboy) August 16, 2017