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Trump Defends Initial Remarks on Charlottesville; Again Blames ‘Both Sides’
NY Times ^ | August 15, 2017 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MAGGIE HABERMAN

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 weekend’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: charlottesville; searchworks
Accurate report, if you ignore the editorializing that shouldn't happen in a story that presents itself as "news."

Of course they didn't grade it. I give Trump's skirmish with the media today an A+

1 posted on 08/15/2017 3:22:12 PM PDT by be-baw
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To: be-baw

So do I and he is, of course, correct!


2 posted on 08/15/2017 3:23:49 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: be-baw

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.


3 posted on 08/15/2017 3:24:14 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: be-baw

The New York Times can’t fathom why a President would not side with vicious anarchists.


4 posted on 08/15/2017 3:24:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin ((The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.))
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To: be-baw

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.


5 posted on 08/15/2017 3:26:40 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Consistently acting in a way that is in opposition to our human nature is INSANITY.)
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To: be-baw

Time to really set the media on theirs by making Antifa a domestic terrorist group.


6 posted on 08/15/2017 3:26:46 PM PDT by Uncle Sam 911
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To: Uncle Sam 911

“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?


7 posted on 08/15/2017 3:29:23 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking...)
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To: BenLurkin

Trumps needs to roast the Slimes.


8 posted on 08/15/2017 3:32:09 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: be-baw

Would Sessions take on The Left in any way?


9 posted on 08/15/2017 3:32:53 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: dhs12345
We pray that you will have the resolve.

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).

10 posted on 08/15/2017 3:33:26 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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I have every right to protest the desecration of my Southern Heritage and I WILL!!


11 posted on 08/15/2017 3:34:20 PM PDT by raiderboy
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To: be-baw

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


12 posted on 08/15/2017 3:42:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: be-baw

Black Lives Matter too..they should have been designated a Domestic Terrorist group a long time ago


13 posted on 08/15/2017 3:42:42 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: be-baw

Speaking the truth to this media is like throwing holy water on a vampire.


14 posted on 08/15/2017 3:43:32 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: be-baw

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.


15 posted on 08/15/2017 3:43:33 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: be-baw
Has Trump used the phrase “both sides”? He used the term “many sides” which made sense to me. NYT, MSLSD seem to be despicably misquoting what he said. Evil hateful people who are happy to rip the country apart with lies.
16 posted on 08/15/2017 3:46:22 PM PDT by Vision (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid - Reagan)
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To: be-baw

This is just President Trump’s way of “sticking it to The Man!”


17 posted on 08/15/2017 3:53:37 PM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: be-baw

Rubio is a disgrace. I”d love for someone to try to find a negative quote he ever made about Occupy, BLM, or Antifa.


18 posted on 08/15/2017 6:57:41 PM PDT by The Fop (God Bless Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Joan Rivers, and the Fightin' Rat Pack Wing of the GOP)
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He should clarify that both sides are the SAME SIDE! AntiFa,
KKKlukkers and Nazis are ALL products of the left.


19 posted on 08/16/2017 9:21:47 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Building the Wall! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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