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That Trump could place "blame on both sides" makes him a disgrace to the office.

At a dramatic press conference held at Trump Tower in NY on Tuesday, President Trump equated the actions of white supremacist groups in Charlottesville with those protesting against them, claiming that both groups were to blame for the violence.

Last Thursday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced it had completed the largest prosecution of white supremacists in the nation's history. And you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats.

Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii, who is Jewish, said "words can not express my disgust and disappointment" in Trump's comments, adding: "This is not my president".

Why? There is no inconsistency between neo-Nazis being criminals and thugs and antifas sharing the blame for the violence in Charlottesville.

The president's retorts Tuesday suggested he had been a reluctant participant in that cleanup effort.

Austan Goolsbee, the former chief economist for President Barack Obama, said the departures suggest the president's response to the violence in Charlottesville could alienate those who work for the companies, and those who buy the products and services that they sell. "When David Duke and white supremacists cheer your remarks, you're doing it very very wrong", Schumer said in a statement. "[.] There are two sides to a story". He added that some facts about the violence still aren't known.

Mr Trump, who has quickly deemed other deadly incidents in the U.S. and around the world acts of terrorism, waffled when asked whether the vehicle death was a terrorist attack.

He later argued a faulty earpiece had made him not understand the question. And "o$3 ne young staffer stood with her mouth agape".

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Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood said Mr Trump's comments were "sickening" and a "new low". In fact, it was indisputable.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk resigned from the manufacturing council in June, and two other advisory groups to the president, after the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. Trump blamed the alt-left, Kimmel said.

But on the pro-statue side, it was all white nationalists.

Trump claimed that he watched Charlottesville very closely and that people on the left were swinging clubs.

Who, exactly, brings bats and clubs to a demonstration? He wrote on Twitter that "America's leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy, which runs counter to the American ideal that all people are created equal".

The site then goes on to hail Mr Trump's comments as "one of the first times" that a mainstream discussion about whether the Nazis were as bad as their opposition has been instigated. "Both sides were hitting each other at Justice Park before police arrived". Antifa fascists, doing their best Nazi brownshirt imitation, have rioted in cities around the country, smashing windows and attacking passers-by.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was also quick to rebuke Trump.

This violence is unhelpful to the left-wing cause, so reporters and editors suppress references to it.

Referencing his Monday remarks, which came two days after the violence, Trump claimed, "In fact, everybody said, 'His statement was lovely; if he would have made it sooner that would have been good.' I couldn't have made it sooner because I didn't know all of the facts". "I've been thinking about this, and I really want to speak to those of you who voted for Donald Trump", he said.



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