Trump gives statement blaming ‘many sides’ for violence, refuses to condemn white nationalists

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In the wake of a violent “alt-right” rally of white nationalists and neo-Nazi supporters that has left at least one anti-nationalist protester dead, Donald Trump took to the cameras to issue a milquetoast statement blaming “many sides” while boasting of his own perceived successes.

Trump on nazi rally: "We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides" pic.twitter.com/iWSlfYR4uJ

— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) August 12, 2017

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He then ignored reporter questions asking him to more specifically denounce white nationalism and the apparent terrorist attack that left one dead and at least nineteen injured when a car drove into a group of counterprotesters at high speed, then fled the scene.

Trump ignores reporters' questions:
-Do you want the support of these white nationalists groups?
-Would you call this terrorism, sir? pic.twitter.com/szXVWQMXe5

— David Mack (@davidmackau) August 12, 2017

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He is a contemptible and loathsome little man, and every day between now and his removal from office is a black mark on his party, on Congress, and on America.


And it wasn’t an oversight: A White House spokesman indeed affirms that their administration was condemning “hatred” and “bigotry” from “all sides.”

It was intentional.

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