Donald Trumps Hazy Take on the Virginia Rally

Donald Trumps Hazy Take on the Virginia Rally

By Jay-Anna Mobbs

 

US President Donald Trump is under fire once again after his hazy comments over the fatal rally at Virginia on Saturday.

The rally turned deadly after a woman was killed by a white nationalist who had driven a car into anti-racism protesters, who at the time were confronting white supremacists.

At first Mr Trump was reluctant to denounce the white supremacists as evil, then proceeded to say far right extremists groups such as neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan were criminals and thugs, two days after the rally.

“Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” Mr Trump said.

 

However after the initial comments, Mr Trump held an urgent media conference, where he praised his first statement on the issue. He then went on to say both sides are to blame, suggesting statements should not be made without the facts.

“The statement I made on Saturday, the first statement, was a fine statement, but you don’t make statements that direct unless you know the facts,”  Mr Trump said.

Four business leaders, Merck Chief Executive Kevin Plank, Intel Chief Brian Krzanich, and Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul,  have resigned from a presidential advisory panel as a protest of how Mr Trump handled the rally.

 

 

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