Donald Trump Again Blames ‘Both Sides’ for Charlottesville Violence

The President appeared to cancel out his earlier unequivocal condemnation of white supremacists and neo-Nazis, provoking widespread criticism.

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Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday “there is blame on both sides” for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, appearing to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those protesting them. He showed sympathy for the fringe groups’ efforts to preserve Confederate monuments. The president’s comments effectively wiped away the more conventional statement he delivered at the White House a day earlier when he branded members of…

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