Trump Defended Torch-Wielding White Supremacists As Having Protested "Very Quietly"

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 16, 2017

"But her mother on Twitter thanked me for what I said".

I could have been listening to one of the white haters who call me and leave ugly messages spewing the same nonsense.

"What about the alt-left that came charging at the alt-right - do they have any semblance of guilt?"

The media reacted with hysteria to the notion that counter-protesters showed up with clubs spoiling for a fight, a fact that reporters on the ground have repeatedly stated. "Do they have any problem? I think they do". As far as I'm concerned, that was a frightful, terrible day. When asked in an AP interview Tuesday about her comments, Bro did not repeat the praise for the president.

"As a Jew, as an American, as a human, words can not express my disgust and disappointment", Schatz said. This is not my President.

These are people who have no understanding of the awful impact slavery had on black families - and don't care. Republicans have consistently failed to hold Trump accountable as he elevated and aligned himself with white supremacists. "The leader of the free world should be unambiguous about that".

New York's Democratic lawmakers took a harsher view of Trump's news conference.

DONALD TRUMP last night accused left-wing agitators of being equally to blame for the Charlottesville clashes as neo-Nazis and white supremacists. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders whispered to top communications aide Hope Hicks. "I have no doubt about it and you don't have any doubt about it either". Trump was correct in his assessment that the "hatred and bigotry" on display came from "many, many sides". And nobody wants to say that. But you had people in that group other than neo-Nazis, other than white nationalists, okay?

Trump asked of the counter-protesters at the Unite the Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

The violent fracas ended in bloodshed when a 20-year-old suspected Nazi sympathizer, James Fields, plowed his auto into a crowd of anti-racism protesters, leaving one woman dead and 19 others injured. We must reject white supremacy. "Great to be back in NY with all of our friends and some great friends outside the building", Trump said, with no hint of irony.

During the Trump Tower presser, the President refused to call James Fields Jr. a terrorist. "The driver of the auto is a murderer and what he did was a horrible, horrible, inexcusable thing".

Even the bigotry-driven violence in Virginia, which led to the death of a young woman and injured 19 others, has not been enough to move McCaul to act.

"It was something I really appreciated", he said. "The President of the United States should say so", McCain said in a tweet. But he stressed Tuesday he wanted to take his time with the Charlottesville incident. If we conservatives do not do a better job at purging and distancing ourselves from these white nationalists, we run the risk of being delegitimized in the broader American culture forever.

- Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 15, 2017I don't understand what's so hard about this.

TRUMP: "But not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me".

Elizabeth Warren, Democrat senator for MA, said: 'The president just defended neo-Nazis and blamed those who condemn their racism and hate. "When David Duke and white supremacists cheer your remarks, you're doing it very, very wrong". The neo-Nazi group was initially in town to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee.

Trump's unhinged statement was outrageous and beyond the pale.

"What many have been concerned about [is that] Trump's words - despite coming off the cuff - do have meaning, they are coming out of the mouth of an American president, and they encourage and inflame - depending on who the recipient".

Trump repeatedly claimed that left-wing protesters were interrupting a permitted march in Charlottesville, and also repeatedly suggested that "people still don't know all of the facts" about what took place on Saturday in Virginia. They had a permit.

He also used a term that some right-wing websites, commentators and Fox News personalities have for months advancedof a violent wing of liberal activists - the alt-left. "(.) There are two sides to a story".

"I wonder if it is George Washington or Thomas Jefferson next week". He added that "you're changing history".

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