Celebrities react to Trump's blame of the 'alt-left' for Charlottesville violence

Celebrities react to Trump's blame of the 'alt-left' for Charlottesville violence

Celebrities react to Trump's blame of the 'alt-left' for Charlottesville violence

"You had a group on one side and you had a group on the other and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and it was frightful and it was a disgusting thing to watch". What about the fact they came charging - that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? He claimed on Tuesday that both sides of the clash were "very violent" and that there were some "very fine" people on both sides.

Reporters were quick to note that "alt-left" was not a recognised group.

The US president earned praise from white supremacist ideologue, Richard Spencer, and from former KKK leader, David Duke.

"I don't use the term white nationalist to describe myself", he said. "So you can say what you want, but that's the way it is". It has an openness to it.

The exodus from the manufacturing council quickened after Trump's news conference.

But Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism, said this is simply a rebranding - "a new name for this old hatred".

The groups are "repugnant to everything that we hold dear as Americans", he said. He said the two sides are from "morally different universes". Trump's views may be wide of the mark, but he has given his "alt-left" a form of legitimacy. The movement has been criticised for damaging property during protests, and employing radical tactics to spread their message.

"There is violence on the left". He has equated them with counter-protesters opposing their racism and blamed them for confrontation and violence during protest rallies in Charlottesville last week, while re-opening a debate whether the country's Founding Fathers were racist. His contempt for the media is not a pass for drawing a moral equivalence between white supremacists and the people who rallied to oppose them. Forty-eight hours later, after tremendous public criticism, he came forward with an obviously insincere rote denunciation of white supremacy, Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.

"The thinking was it was important to do as a group", the member said. They're active on social media and employ irony and humor in their messaging, Segal said. A popular white supremacist slogan is, "Diversity is a code word for white genocide".

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Take it from someone who knows President Donald Trump pretty well. What about rumors that Trump found Russian Federation on Tinder and swiped (alt-) right?

Trump went rogue during Tuesday's press conference, but not rogue enough for any administration official or White House staffer to resign in protest.

"No, not the same".

Trump's manufacturing advisory council was already in trouble following 3M CEO Inge Thulin's departure-the seventh one to leave the presidential council following the Charlottesville events, according to CNBC.

"No, not the same", the former governor of MA wrote.

For one group, Trump can't do anything right; for the other, he might have done something wrong but so did somebody else and why aren't we talking about that?

Facing mounting pressure, Trump named and condemned hate groups as "repugnant" and declared that "racism is evil" on Monday. "This is sick", Warren wrote.

QUESTION: Senator McCain said that the alt-right is behind these attacks, and he linked that same group to those who perpetrated the attack in Charlottesville. "It was caused by Neo-Nazis and white supremacists".

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