With at least one dead in Charlottesville, Virginia, following violent clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters, President Donald Trump used the beginning of his news conference on the VA to address the situation.
Noting that he was monitoring the events very closely, Trump then denounced the violence. But seemed to hedge on who was to blame for what occurred today:
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama, this has been going on for a long, long time.”
He went on to hype up the unemployment numbers, the jobs that would be created by Foxconn in Wisconsin, and trade deals he was negotiating, stating that there are “many incredible things” going on in America.
Watch the clip above.
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