Donald Trump Describes Charlottesville Clash; Media Acts Appalled

The President said he witnessed both sides being violent in the Charlottesville clash and the media pretends he’s lying.

The Charlottesville clash occurred when “counterprotesters” showed up and the police withdrew. The original protesters, who had a right to be there and had followed procedures for a legal demonstration, are being held responsible by the media, Democrats, and even Republicans for ALL the violence that took place—including the violence against them.

Reuters reports, “Trump again blames ‘both sides’ for Virginia violence.

U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that not all of the facts were known yet about the aftermath of a white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent at the weekend and that both left- and right-wing groups used force.

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Trump, taking questions from reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, reverted to his initial comments on Saturday blaming “many sides” for the violence in Charlottesville, but on Monday had explicitly condemned neo-Nazi groups.

“They came at each other with clubs … it was a horrible thing to watch,” Trump told reporters at what was supposed to be an announcement of his administration’s infrastructure policy. He said left-wing protesters “came violently attacking the other group.”


Of course, the car killer is going to be prosecuted, but at the level of street violence, both sides were engaged.

Trump is no doubt aware that his own campaign supporters were often attacked with impunity.

Here’s a scene in Richmond:

Here’s an angry mob attacking Trump supporters in San Jose. In this case, journalists admitted that the police stood by and let them get assaulted:

Then here’s Antifa at the Berkeley riot they instigated against people who wanted to hear Milo Yiannopoulos speak.

Here’s a blond girl wearing what looks like a Trump hat at the Berkeley riot (turns out she was a Lesbian wearing a Bitcoin-promoting hat) who got assaulted by some brave, masked Antifa hero:

So the media is clearly bent on pushing a lie when it pretends that the counterprotesters were the aggrieved party. Donald Trump didn’t even mention their use of weaponized urine, feces, and maybe some caustic liquids as well.

The only new thing here is that Antifa used violence against some real white supremacists for what is probably the first time in a long time.

White supremacist ideas are evil. But such Americans have the same right to speak freely as every other citizen. Making it seem virtuous to attack such people for their wrong ideas is as subversive to the Constitution as anything they might say.

Read the entire Reuters story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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