Trump 'spreading his own fake news' over Charlottesville violence

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 15, 2017

"You have a president who doesn't have the guts to say what the vast majority of the people understand to be true, that white supremacy and neo-Nazism have got to be condemned", Sanders said, describing his disappointment in President Trump for what Sanders said was a weak response to the situation Saturday.

His remarks followed widespread criticism for his failure to forcibly denounce white supremacists in the immediate aftermath of the violent clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters that left 19 injured and one person dead in Charlottesville on Saturday.

According to the New York Times, several of Trump's top advisers, including his new Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, had called for a stronger rebuke.

Headlines from the usual targets of Trump's invective - the New York Times and CNN - proffered straightforward reporting on Trump's latest public appearance to address the racist display of white supremacist violence at the "Unite the Right" rally on Saturday that resulted in a fatal auto attack which killed Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal.

Trump was criticised in the wake of the Charlottesville violence for failing to condemn specific white nationalist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan.

Mr Trump's unscheduled briefing came after he met Federal Bureau of Investigation director Chris Wray and Attorney-General Jeff Sessions about the violence on Saturday.

But Attorney General Jeff Sessions said "too much has been read into" Trump's statement Saturday. Two Virginia State Troopers also died in connection to the crash.

While most of the brawling resulted in cuts and bruises, a auto bearing OH license plates slammed into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a 32-year-old woman - Heather Heyer - and injuring at least 19 others. "Justice will be delivered".

Days after the initial incident, with political pressure mounting, Trump held an unscheduled press briefing at the White House in which he denounced the weekend's violence and named the hate groups directly.

They did their best to link themselves with President Donald Trump.

The driver, identified as 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr, was being held without bail on murder charge.

Condemning terrorism by white supremacists and terrorism by Islamic terrorists is not mutually exclusive.

His entire campaign was fueled by White supremacy.

DONALD TRUMP last night finally condemned the racist violence which claimed the life of a woman at a far-right rally in Virginia. Trump had referenced violence "on many sides".

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