White Nationalists Empowered By President Trump’s Remarks On Charlottesville

 In Racism   Last Updated: October 29, 2017

Many white nationalists were thankful and empowered by President Trump’s comments during a press conference where he discussed the protests and violence in Charlottesville at a “Unite the Right” rally on August 12, 2017.

Trump stated the violence wasn’t just the fault of the neo-Nazis: the “alt-left”, is also responsible for “swinging clubs”.  He also noted that there was “blame on both sides”, and “you had some very bad people in that group [neo-Nazis], but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides.”

Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke tweeted “Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa

 

 

 

Rebekah Entrelago. "White nationalists celebrate Trump press conference: ‘I was fist pumping!!’." Think Progress, 15 August 2017. Web. 29 October 2017.
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