President Trump on Tuesday continued the narrative that there is “blame on both sides” for the violence that turned deadly over the weekend in Charlottesville, VA, comments that raised questions over his reluctance to condemn white supremacists.
During a press conference at Trump Tower in New York, the President defended his comments that “many sides” were to blame for the violence that broke out in Charlottesville, saying he needed to “know the facts” before he placed blame on the white supremacists who organized the event.
“What about the alt-left that came charging at the — as you say, the alt-right?” Trump said. “Do they have any semblance of guilt? What about the fact they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do. As far as I am concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day.”
following the impromptu press conference, Trump faced criticism from those in his own party, Democrats, and the news media.