Trump Returns to ‘blame on Both Sides' View of neo-Nazi Clash

WASHINGTON -- After a scripted attempt at damage control over his tepid approach to the violence at a rally of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, President Trump returned Tuesday to the original formulation that drew rebukes from pastors, civil rights leaders and politicians across the spectrum. While he condemned racists and violence, he also insisted Tuesday afternoon that "trouble makers" on hand to protest the fascists caused much of the trouble in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday."There's blame on both sides," the president told reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, in a remarkable free-for-all that lasted 15 minutes that served to undo much of the spin attempted in the previous three days by cabinet officials and other top aides. "I have no doubt about it."Trump's initial comments on the fracas drew a moral equivalent between the neo-Nazis and the protesters.   Continue reading...

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