“I didn’t see anything wrong with it”: Trump supporters react to his Charlottesville remarks https://t.co/0CxN1QAmoW
— New Day (@NewDay) August 23, 2017
Joy descended on the Mediaite office Wednesday with another installment of New Day’s famed Trump voter panel. The ritual involves a CNN anchor, often Alisyn Camerota, interviewing and generally being bemused by a group of died-in-the-wool Trump voters.
Today was no exception.
While the media spent the better part of last week hounding Trump for his “many sides” remarks to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the CNN voter panel was united in just the opposite conclusion. There were many sides, they asserted and a choice between Nazis and ANTIFA was a false one — like choosing between “Hitler and Stalin.”
God — do we love the Trump voter panel!
“I didn’t see anything wrong with it. He addressed the problem.” said Bobby Viera, of Trump’s original remarks. “Let’s face the reality. There are problems on both sides.”
“Do you think that neo-Nazis and white supremacists are the same as those who are protesting them?” asked Camerota.
“I think it’s ridiculous to have me choose between Hitler and Stalin which is what I consider both groups are.”
“Why are the people who turned out to protest Nazis, why are they Stalin to you?” Camerota inquired.
“The ANTIFA group to me is totally a very ‘Stalin-ish’ kind of group. If you’re willing to set fires and burn places to the ground that doesn’t sound like a very peaceful group to me. They’re both the same evil.”
Viera was likely referring to the burning riots that ANTIFA protester instigated at Berkeley in February though Camerota correctly pointed out that, they had been more peaceful during the Virginia violence.
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