Twitter Freaks Out Over Trump’s Derailed Press Event: ‘Burns Bridges at Infrastructure Presser’
President Donald Trump gave a speech about infrastructure Tuesday in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, but it’s when he took questions afterwards that really got people heated.
Trump was asked why he took so long to make a statement about the Charlottesville incident over the weekend, in which a woman died after an alt-right extremist ran his car into a crowd of protesters during a “Unite the Right” rally. Trump gave a statement on Saturday, saying “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.” He was criticized for not calling out white supremacist, and again made a statement Monday to specifically call out “the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything that we hold dear as Americans.”
Trump today continued to dig himself a hole and even said that there “is blame on both sides” and that there were “nice people” on both sides.
Needless to say, people were tweeting out their opinions just as fast as he was speaking:
I haven't seen anything that crazy since Tyson bit Holyfield @realDonaldTrump
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 15, 2017
Trump isn't just undoing his late, shitty damage control, he's now saying even worse things than he did on Saturday.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) August 15, 2017
This press conference is going to require a whole lot of damage control.
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) August 15, 2017
Get him off the teleprompter for five minutes, and Trump will always show you exactly who he is.
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) August 15, 2017
It's now Tuesday, and Pres. Trump is pushing "blame on both sides" for a second degree murder charge even harder than he did on Saturday.
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) August 15, 2017
Trump Wine. One sip and you can't even see the swastikas.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) August 15, 2017
Today Trump proved one theory: his primary motive is to be the anti-Obama.
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) August 15, 2017
President Trump just said there are some very fine people in the nazi groups
— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) August 15, 2017
nazis kill a woman
trump: "there's blame on both sides"
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 15, 2017
trump is saying a "group" attacked the nazis and that was "horrible"
this is a president telling nazis he is on their side
— Mдтт Иegяiи ? (@MattNegrin) August 15, 2017
mattis and kelly's primary job is to keep moving the nuclear football away from where trump last saw it
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) August 15, 2017
This is boooooonkers. Trump just flat out SIDED WITH THE ALT RIGHT PROTESTERS AND ACCUSED THE COUNTER PROTESTERS OF BEING THE VIOLENT ONES.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) August 15, 2017
Did I hear him correctly?
Did Trump just equate George Washington and Robert E. Lee? pic.twitter.com/5YDjDyyQ8V
— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 15, 2017
Trump is defending the white supremacist march on Friday. This presidency can't end soon enough.
— deray mckesson (@deray) August 15, 2017
Well if there was any doubt that Trump's speech where he denounced Nazis was written for him….
— Tony Posnanski ? (@tonyposnanski) August 15, 2017
There were fine people on both sides.
Drink Trump wine.
— this presser, basically
— Nick Baumann (@NickBaumann) August 15, 2017
If you wondering why Trump hadn't given a press conference in months, its kind of like why Pee Wee Herman avoids movie theatres.
— John Niven (@NivenJ1) August 15, 2017
Trump Burns Bridges at Infrastructure Presser
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) August 15, 2017
Is this the part where everyone acts shocked that Trump is actually Trump?
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) August 15, 2017
David Duke, however, praised the President’s remarks:
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) August 15, 2017
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