Trump just gave the most insane press conference about Charlottesville

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 16, 2017

As he spoke on Saturday afternoon he was unable to out-and-out condemn the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville without diluting his censure, saying there was "hatred, bigotry and violence" but adding "on many sides, on many sides".

On Saturday, Trump had said "many sides" were to blame, drawing backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. You had some very bad people in that group.

During the exchange with the press corps, the President compared Confederate generals to the founding fathers of the United States, and said that all sides were culpable in the conflict that erupted over the weekend.

"I wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct", he said.

"You still don't know the facts", Trump told reporters assembled in Trump Tower for what was supposed to be an announcement about a push for an infrastructure bill. "The statement I made Saturday, the first statement, was a fine statement".

As "alt-right", the movement has touted itself as just a louder, consciously provocative but legitimate force in conservative politics.

Spencer, an increasingly prominent national voice for alt-right efforts, reportedly barred anti-gay participants from an event by his group, the National Policy Institute, in Washington, D.C., two years ago. "Go ahead. Define it for me", he said.

"What about the fact that they", meaning the "alt-left", as he called them, "came charging?" On one "side" certain newspapers take a certain pride in righteous guilt of the sins they say they abhor. That they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Trump asked. "Do they have any problem?" Her mother on Twitter thanked me for what I said.

"What about the alt-left?"

And, there is little question that Trump is extremely close and fiercely loyal to his family and a very small inner circle of friends.

A Friday night march by "Unite the Right" protesters included hundreds of people, mostly appearing to be white young adult males, carrying identical torches and marching to the campus of the University of Virginia.

Trump on the attack on a Mexican homeless man in his name: "I will say that people who are following me are very passionate". He is not a racist, I can tell you that. Are we going to take down statues to George Washington? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?

Q: Why do you think these CEOs are leaving your manufacturing council? . Evidence includes his campaign attacks on Muslims, Mexicans and immigrants generally, his leadership of the "birther" movement questioning the legitimacy of Barack Obama's presidency, and a history as a NY real estate developer that included a racial discrimination case brought against him and his father by the Justice Department and his advocacy of capital punishment for the Central Park Five, a group of black youths later exonerated in a Central Park rape. Are we going to take down his statue? "He was a major slave owner". "This week, it is Robert E. Lee and this week, Stonewall Jackson". The driver of the vehicle was a murderer. The sooner the better, obviously, but if Stephen Colbert thinks he can sell America on promises of improbably quick results without having any underlying plan to achieve them, he's ... pretty astute, actually. And late Tuesday, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka also resigned, saying in a statement, "We can not sit on a council for a president who tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism". You can call it murder. "And no one wants to say that". "I call it the fastest outcome to a good verdict". There is a question.

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