White House Sets the Record Straight: ‘We Condemn ALL Violence’

Black Lives Matter, Antifa, Ku Klux Klan, and Neo-Nazism all have one thing in common: they are all self race preservation, hate groups! They are all hands dealt from the same disgusting, violent deck.

The White House clarified on Sunday that the president “”condemns all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred” after riots ripped through  Charlottesville, Virginia.

One White House spokesperson said, “Of course” the president condemns violence by “white supremacists, KKK Neo-Nazi and all extremist groups.”

The Hill reports:

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Trump the previous day declined to name the groups behind the rally, instead blaming “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides — on many sides.”

“The president said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry, and hatred,” the White House clarified on Sunday. “He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together.”

It’s sad that they even had to come out and “clarify” the hate groups when they all fall under that same category. They are all equally as bad as the next.

However, lawmakers on both sides of the spectrum were seemingly upset with President Trump for not calling the groups out by name.

Are we in kindergarten again?

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Co.) was one of the first senators to criticize Trump for his remarks, urging him to “call evil by its name.”

Various other Republican senators also criticized Trump, including Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), second ranking Senate Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave the president advice on how to confront white supremacy, while former Vice President Biden publicly took issue with Trump’s claim that “many sides” were responsible for the violence.

I have to say that I disagree with Biden’s comment about there only being one side….There are many different sides of hatred coming together to create these movements.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides — on many sides,” said on Saturday.

He continued, “It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump. Not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time.”

As the violent protests burned through the town, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) declared a state of emergency.

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