Trump digs in on Charlottesville "both sides" argument

08/16/2017 10:43 AM

It took President Donald Trump more than two days after the events in Charlottesville, to condemn, by name, white supremacy groups like the KKK and neo-Nazis.

But Tuesday, the President is doubling down on his words from Saturday, saying “both sides” are to blame for the violence.

Washington, D.C. bureau Reporter Alberto Pimienta has more.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin made similar comments Tuesday when talking about the removal of Confederate statues from government property.

“There’s no side in any of the hatred that is more right than the other side that is spewing hatred,” Bevin said. “The problem is when you have people who are diametrically opposed to each other, but each as hateful as the next, clashing with one another and willing to take the life of an innocent person for some reason that they may not even fully understand, there’s something wrong with that.”


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