Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Questlove And More Respond As Donald Trump Blames 'Both Sides' For Charlottesville Violence
The President has defended racist, alt-right groups.
President Trump has finally responded in full to this weekend's violent, white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia - but unfortunately you're probably not going to like what he's had to say about it.
Instead of denouncing the KKK, Neo-Nazis and other racist groups who led the white-nationalist rally in which an anti-racism protester was killed, Trump has instead now said that 'both sides' were to blame for clashes.
Speaking at a press conference, Trump shocked pretty much everyone as he seemed to take back earlier comments denouncing groups promoting hatred, instead hefting some blame for the weekend's events onto those protesting against the alt-right groups.
"I think there's blame on both sides," said Trump on Tuesday. "I don't have any doubt about it and you don't have any doubt it either."
He continued: "What about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right? Do they have any semblance of guilt? ...What about the fact that they came charging – they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs?
“You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. Nobody wants to say it, but I will say it right now.”
Unsurprisingly many politicians and celebs were quick to use their influence to share just how appalled they were at the implication that those protesting against racism were on a level with racist groups.
Oh well, at least Trump has some support from someone infamous. Granted that's former KKK leader David Duke, but perhaps at least that expresses just how messed up Trump's comments were.