Trump Revisits His Charlottesville Comments in Angry Speech
President Trump blamed the media for widespread condemnation of his response to violence at a Charlottesville protest organized by white supremacists.
- Published 23 August 2017
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PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that “our movement is about love.” Then he erupted in anger. He blamed the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to violence at a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists. And he shouted that he had “openly called for healing, unity and love” in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and had simply…