People across the country reacted swiftly to President Trump’s comments Tuesday in which he doubled down on his earlier statement saying the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Va., came from “many sides.”
Many of the responses were condemnations of Trump’s comments. Here’s what people had to say.
The violence in Charlottesville was caused by racists & hate groups. We must unite against them.— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) August 15, 2017
Governor Baker issues statement regarding white supremacy and President Trump?s response. pic.twitter.com/ecqrta1uOI— Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) August 15, 2017
Mr. President,you can't allow #WhiteSupremacists to share only part of blame.They support idea which cost nation & world so much pain 5/6— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 15, 2017
Just stopped on roadside to read @POTUS remarks. I nearly threw up. An American President offering a defense of white supremicists. My god.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 15, 2017
FYI, after today, White House staff have effectively been folded into the white supremacy propaganda operation. Your choice - stay or go.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 15, 2017
By saying he is not taking sides, Donald Trump clearly is. When David Duke and white supremacists cheer, you?re doing it very very wrong.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 15, 2017
W/o a prepared statement, this Pres says what he really believes: Equating neo-Nazis to those protecting civil rights is disgraceful & crazy— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) August 15, 2017
Trump must be removed. Republicans, stand up to this obscene man.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 15, 2017
That press conference kinda just blew up my brain. Everyone should watch that entire thing from beginning to end. It's truly shocking.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 15, 2017
Mr. President, no "good people" march with torches chanting "Jews will not replace us."— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) August 15, 2017
The President of the United States just defended neo-Nazis and blamed those who condemn their racism and hate. This is sick.— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) August 15, 2017
We must be clear. White supremacy is repulsive. This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for. There can be no moral ambiguity.— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) August 15, 2017
.@POTUS, you reached a new personal low today - not easy - with "Very fine people on both sides." You are a White Supremacist Sympathizer.— Anne Frank Center (@AnneFrankCenter) August 15, 2017
Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again! Statues has nothing to do with us now!— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 15, 2017
Trump just said there were "very fine people on both sides" in #Charlottesville. I don't know any "very fine" white supremacists, sir. None.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 15, 2017
Others, such as former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and Fox News analyst Brit Hume, defended the president’s statements.
Nearly the entire quisling "conservative" media immediately caved to the B.S. left-wing media narrative on Charlottesville. NOT TRUMP!— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 15, 2017
As this account makes clear, there was violence on both sides -->Recounting a day of rage, hate, violence and death https://t.co/8ILNALVQeC— Brit Hume (@brithume) August 15, 2017
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