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Made additional remarks on Charlottesville and realize once again that the #Fake News Media will never be satisfied…truly bad people!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2017
Almost immediately after President Donald Trump condemned what he saw as the “many sides” to blame for today’s violent unrest in Charlottesville, political reporters expressed curiosity on what exactly he meant. The ugly events occurred in reaction to a group of White Nationalists protesting and counter-protesters showing up to express their disgust.
The fact that the President refused to express specific condemnation for the hate group at the center of these events, and instead blaming both sides was seen by critics as a “dog whistle” appealing to a racist base of support or an “awful false equivalency.
MSNBC’s White House Correspondent Hallie Jackson sought specific clarification from a White House official, which she then reported on Twitter:Continue reading "White House Official Doubles Down on Trump’s Blaming of ‘Many Sides’ for Violence"