Trump Again Claims Both Sides to Blame for Charlottesville Violence

Trump Again Claims Both Sides to Blame for Charlottesville Violence

Trump Again Claims Both Sides to Blame for Charlottesville Violence

A resolution offering forceful condemnation of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups was passed unanimously by both chambers of Congress and sent to President Donald Trump's desk on Tuesday.

The resolution urges Trump to "use all available resources" to address the threats posed by white nationalist groups.

Even after denouncing the hate groups by name, Trump within days mounted a defense of his initial response, asserting there were "very fine people" among the marchers and suggesting both sides were to blame for the violence.

Trump, traveling on Air Force One Thursday, was asked about his meeting with Scott and quickly returned to his criticism of protesters who took to the streets to counter KKK and white supremacist marchers in Charlottesville in August. "Because of what's happened since [Charlottesville] with Antifa, when you look at really what's happened since Charlottesville, a lot of people are saying, and people have actually written, 'Gee, Trump may have a point.' I said there's some very bad people on the other side also".

This is not the first time Trump's comments on Charlottesville contradicted a previous statement. He told reporters: "We had a great talk yesterday".

Some in Trump's own administration, such as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, also seemed dissatisfied with Trump's comments.

In the White House statement, Trump said he opposed bigotry in all forms.

Or, in other words, Scott isn't one of the people saying, "Gee, Trump might have a point".

Antifa is an anti-fascist protest movement that sometimes resorts to violent measures to fight neo-Nazis and white supremacists, which has attracted a lot of attention in the wake of the Charlottesville violence.

He also called on Americans to "rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together".

Bennett sat on the bench during the national anthem before Sunday's game at Green Bay, one of several NFL players protesting in support of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who remains unsigned after starting the protests previous year to bring attention to police brutality against minorities.

It was signed by Kaepernick; tennis legend Martina Navratilova; academic Cornel West; John Carlos, a US Olympic champion who famously raised his black-gloved fist during a 1968 medal ceremony; and other athletes and activists.

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