Trump: Why Isn't The Media Demanding Condemnation of Alt-Left Violence Seen in Charlottesville?

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Aug 15, 2017 5:00 PM
Trump: Why Isn't The Media Demanding Condemnation of Alt-Left Violence Seen in Charlottesville?

Speaking from Trump Tower on Tuesday after signing an executive order on infrastructure, President Trump went after the media for the lack of coverage surrounding the far-left's violence involvement in Charlottesville Saturday. 

"I think there's blame on both sides," Trump said. "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 horrible, and it was a horrible thing to watch."

“What about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?” he continued. 

Trump also went after the white supremacist who drove a car into a crowd, killing one person and injuring nearly two dozen more. 

"The driver of the car is a disgrace to himself, this family, and this country. You can call this terrorism," he said. "The driver of the car is a murderer."

President Trump was heavily criticized over the weekend for failing to initially and specifically call out white supremacy as responsible for Saturday's violence. During remarks at the White House Monday, he was far more detailed in his condemnation. 

"Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs. Including the KKK, nao-nazis, and white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans," he said. "We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our creator. We are equal under the law, and we are equal under our Constitution. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America."

The President will be working from Trump Tower this week as the White House continues to undergo construction.