Trump Defends White Supremacists: “Two Sides To A Story”

I’m. Just. Stunned.

From The New York Times:

President Trump on Tuesday insisted that he did nothing wrong on Saturday when he declined to specifically condemn Nazi and white supremacist groups, asserting that “before I make a statement, I like to know the facts.”

In a long, combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower, the president repeatedly rejected a torrent of bipartisan criticism for waiting several days before naming the right-wing groups and placing blame on “many sides” for the violence that ended with the deaths of a young woman after a car crashed into a crowd.

Mr. Trump repeated that assertion on Tuesday, criticizing “alt-left” groups that he claimed were “very, very violent” when they sought to confront the nationalist and Nazi groups that had gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from a park. He said there is “blame on both sides.”

Donald Trump’s Ties To The “Alt-Right” Movement

Democrat Hillary Clinton previews her upcoming speech today on Donald Trump’s ties to the “Alt-Right” fringe of the conservative spectrum.

Per the video, “the alt-right is the sort of ‘dressed up in suits’ version of the Neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements.”

Trump’s new campaign CEO, Steve Bannon, who has never run a presidential campaign, runs Breitbart News – one of the leading sources for “alt-right” news.

UPDATE: The Trump campaign predictably had a virtual meltdown via press release over the video.

“Hillary Clinton and her campaign went to a disgusting new low today as they released a video tying the Trump Campaign with horrific racial images.

“This type of rhetoric and repulsive advertising is revolting and completely beyond the pale.

“I call on Hillary Clinton to disavow this video and her campaign for this sickening act that has no place in our world.”