Skip to comments.Trump Defends Initial Remarks on Charlottesville; Again Blames ‘Both Sides’
Posted on 08/15/2017 3:22:12 PM PDT by be-baw
President Trump angrily defended himself on Tuesday against criticism that he did not specifically condemn Nazi and white supremacist groups following the weekends deadly racial unrest in Virginia, and at one point questioned whether the movement to pull down statues of Confederate leaders would escalate to the desecration of George Washington.
In a long, combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower in Manhattan, the president repeatedly rejected a torrent of bipartisan criticism for waiting two days before naming the right-wing groups and placing blame on many sides for the violence on Saturday that ended with the death of a young woman after a car crashed into a crowd.
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Of course they didn't grade it. I give Trump's skirmish with the media today an A+
So do I and he is, of course, correct!
Hold to the truth, Trump. We pray that you will have the resolve.
People will hate you for telling the truth. But you must hold firm.
The New York Times can’t fathom why a President would not side with vicious anarchists.
The left is unfair. When Trump blames both sides they change it to support for nazis. When someone says “All lives matter” they change it to racist. The left needs to be $hit on big time.
Time to really set the media on theirs by making Antifa a domestic terrorist group.
“Time to really set the media on theirs by making Antifa a domestic terrorist group.”
Sounds like another job for the DOj. Are thy on it? Would we know if they were?
Trumps needs to roast the Slimes.
Would Sessions take on The Left in any way?
AMEN to that! How can a man endure so much?! It's always a one-way street...Dems never have to put up with the constant hatred, vitriol, calumny, hostile press. The situation in the U.S. post-Vietnam just angers me so much (except for the Reagan years when we had some hope).
The out-of-control radical Soros left is pushing harder and more outrageous demands every day now and everybody is knuckling under to them. As somebody said earlier on another thread, it isn't going to be long before they go after our core history - they will wipe out Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Franklin, Hamilton, Jay, Hancock, et al. This will be the next target after the history of the Confederacy is wiped out. It's a short jump from slave-holding whites in the south to the "oppressive white male northerners" who created our system (the greatest government achievement of all time).
I have every right to protest the desecration of my Southern Heritage and I WILL!!
Antifa and those Nazi wannabes are ONE IN THE SAME..they both share the same Jew Hating agenda..these leftists just can’t deal with the fact that Antifa are racist Commie fascists..which they don’t want to admit because that is their agenda..tear down and destroy EVERYTHING American..just like ISIS
Black Lives Matter too..they should have been designated a Domestic Terrorist group a long time ago
Speaking the truth to this media is like throwing holy water on a vampire.
Hey NYT your own reporterette twitted the same thing but was shamed into taking it down. She twitter BOTH sides were acting up and even pointed out the left wing ANTIFA were hitting people with baseball bats the ones police were pushing into their mob.
This is just President Trump’s way of “sticking it to The Man!”
Rubio is a disgrace. I”d love for someone to try to find a negative quote he ever made about Occupy, BLM, or Antifa.
He should clarify that both sides are the SAME SIDE! AntiFa,
KKKlukkers and Nazis are ALL products of the left.
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