Axelrod: Trump Sent ‘Dog Whistles’ to White Supremacists, Was ‘Bleaching Their White Robes’

There has been no shortage of hot takes on cable news following President Donald Trump’s off-the-rails press conference today where he blamed the violence in Charlottesville on “both sides” and seemed to come to the defense of the alt-right. And CNN political commentator and former Obama advisor David Axelrod made sure we didn’t run out.

During a CNN panel discussion this evening, Axelrod noted that the presser was a disaster for the president, stating that it “showed a guy who is melting down.”

But he wasn’t done there.

“It showed a guy who is small minded, intemperate and sending dog whistles to white supremacists and neo-Nazis,” he said. “Which is why they have thanked him for his comments.”

Axelrod added, “I mean, he was bleaching their white robes and he was shining their shields with his remarks today.”

Following Trump’s press event, white nationalist David Duke thanked the president for his “honesty” when it came to calling out the “alt-left” regarding the violence in Charlottesville.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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