Skip to comments.Trump Says ‘Alt-Left’ Shares Blame for Charlottesville Rally Violence
Posted on 08/15/2017 2:18:41 PM PDT by Hadean
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday that the counter-protesters demonstrating against white nationalism were also to blame for the violence at race-fueled riots in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.
There are two sides to a story. I thought what took place was a horrible moment for the country, but there are two sides to a story, the president said at Trump Tower in Manhattan.
He also said the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville was "very important" to the people who participated in the march, and asked whether opponents of such monuments were also prepared to take down statues to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson because they, too, owned slaves.
"I wonder is it George Washington next?" he asked.
His remarks double down on his remarks Saturday, threatening to undo any goodwill the president received by denouncing the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis during a statement at the White House on Monday. The president was criticized for what many, including politicians on both sides of the aisle, saw as an initially tepid response in which he said many sides were to blame for the violence that killed one woman and injured 19 other people.
Trump defended the 48 hour delay Tuesday, saying he wanted to know the facts before condemning the white nationalists. He then equated the white supremacists on the right to the alt-left.
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“threatening to undo any goodwill the president received”
Darn, I missed that. Must have been that millisecond when I blinked.
Dontcha hate it when the President is right....again.
He won’t be intimated.
Both sides at that protest are political garbage.
Trump pissed off NBC?
Makes me like him even more!!!
They try to make it sound like Trump would have gotten some good will from them.
What a joke.
I am so proud of OUR PRESIDENT!
Thank GOD for Donald J. Trump.
President Trump gave it right back to the media in Spades!
Did anyone see any of the neo-nazi protestors with their faces covered?
He DID mention that the initial protestors were peaceful...just folks that wanted to protest removal of Lee’s statue. It got violent when the LEFT (AntiFa, BLM, and so forth) showed up. SOME posters here at FR can’t seem to get that thru their thick skulls.
Good point...I watched the video from Friday night (the one where they marched with tiki torches)...I didn’t see any masks.
Only the Antifa’s and BLM’s wore hoods and masks.
Trump got no goodwill from the backpedal. They tripled-down on the abuse. So he decided “eff this!” and has gone back to his instincts.
The media should be fair and pay David Dukes.
He’s their #1 Trump commenter.
He then equated the white supremacists on the right to the alt-left.
Yep-I still am looking into the facts. There is much more to learn. THAT was indeed the correct thing to say. That’s how the #SorosSupremacists back us into a corner every time.
So the FOX SPECIALISTS are working hard to push the term “White Nationalists” like good little lemmings. That guy Ben is all in with Kat & Kennedy & Eboni in taking down Trump.
It is so stunning, the whole time with some schitzophrenic dude in jail off his meds and Confederate relics being obliterated willy nilly around the country and everyone competing on the number of “WHITE ______ “terms they can broadbrush patriots with.
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