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"There's blame on both sides": Trump backtracks on Charlottesville, delighting David Duke - 2017-08-15

F358.png "There's blame on both sides": Trump backtracks on Charlottesville, delighting David Duke August 15, 2017, Taylor Link, Salon

Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, President Trump said there were "fine people" who attended the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last Friday night and said that the ensuing violence the following day could be attributed to "both sides."

Doubling down on his initial "many sides" response to events in Charlottesville last weekend, Trump called the "alt-left" equally responsible.

"I think there's blame on both sides ... You also had people that were very fine people on both sides," Trump said. "You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent."

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{{cite news | first = Taylor | last = Link | title = "There's blame on both sides": Trump backtracks on Charlottesville, delighting David Duke | url = https://www.salon.com/2017/08/15/theres-blame-on-both-sides-trump-backtracks-on-charlottesville-delighting-david-duke/ | work = Salon | date = August 15, 2017 | accessdate = May 4, 2020 }}