Gov. Tom Wolf is criticizing President Donald Trump's comment at a news conference that "there's blame on both sides" for last weekend's violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. When asked why he waited until Monday to explicitly condemn hate groups present in Charlottesville, Trump said he wanted to be careful not to make a "quick statement" without all the facts.He called the suspected Nazi sympathizer who plowed his vehicle into a crowd of anti-racism protesters, leaving one woman dead, a "disgrace to himself, his family and this country."The president also defended his controversial far-right chief strategist Steve Bannon, saying: "I like Mr Bannon".
"You don't make statements that direct unless you know the facts", he continued. "Very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists", Sen. I want to know the facts.
Trump at a press conference Tuesday doubled down on his claim that both sides were to blame for the Charlottesville violence.
The confrontation in Charlottesville, which left a protester dead when a white supremacist allegedly drove his vehicle into a crowd of protesters, drew a similarly ambivalent response from the president on Saturday, when he condemned the violence "on many sides, on many sides".
"What about the alt-left that came charging at...the alt-right, do they have any semblance of guilt? Not all of those people were white supremacists, by any stretch", Trump said in a press conference at Trump Tower in NY. But he also condemned the "alt-left" groups that "came swinging with clubs". Trump amended that statement Monday when, in a nod to political necessity, he specifically called out "the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups" as repugnant.
Bannon once described Breitbart as "the platform for the alt-right".
Professor Lynch believes the inherent dangers of not denouncing such supporters seem to be lost on President Trump. The color-within-the-lines politicians hadn't done much of anything they liked so they were willing to take a chance on someone who didn't sound or act like anyone who had ever run for president before. "That's why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he's going to take our country back". So lame. A woman died, a paralegal named Heather Heyer, and others were wounded at the hand of what appears to be a racist murderer using a vehicle as a deadly weapon. "You can call it whatever you want", he said. "He actually gets a very unfair press in that regard".
It is the name that some white supremacists and white nationalists use to refer to themselves and their system of ideals.
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The rapper has struggled over the years with addiction issues, and today said he is doing something about it. In its flipside, "Not Many", the rapper coined the catchphrase "not many, if any".
"You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent".
You really can't make this stuff up.
As far as sides and slippery slopes go, perhaps Trump should first look to his own culpability in cynically emboldening hate groups that have previously stayed out of the spotlight.
On Tuesday, he repeated the sentiments he stated on the weekend, saying that both the left- and right-wing groups are to blame. "I have no doubt about it, and you don't have any doubt about it either". "Commenters on the website Reddit's message board "/r/The_Donald" were largely satisfied that Trump didn't call out hate groups explicitly.
"George Washington was a slave owner".
"There are two sides to a story", the President said.
"I own a house in Charlottesville".