Trump Defends Initial Charlottesville Remarks: ‘There’s Blame on Both Sides’

President Trump repeatedly defended his initial Charlottesville remarks today by insisting over and over that he wanted to wait until all the facts came in.

But even though he received criticism for that initial statement condemning the violence on “many sides,” he again declared today that he believes “there’s blame on both sides.”

He took a few shots at the “fake” news during his press conference at Trump Tower this afternoon, saying that unlike them he wanted to wait for the facts.

But that was restrained Trump. After more questions he really let loose.

He asked “what about the alt-left?”, wondered where the people who want to take down Confederate statues will stop, said again there’s certainly blame on both sides, and even said this after reiterating that Neo-Nazis and white nationalists should be condemned:

“You had many people in that group other than Neo-Nazis and white nationalists, okay? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly.”

He claimed that people were “protesting quietly.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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