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Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 00:40

U.S. President Donald Trump comes out swinging over his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia. No reporter narration.

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday (August 22), defending his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia. Trump has come under fire for saying "both sides" were to blame for the violence between white supremacists and left-wing counter protesters in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. He repeatedly singled out the U.S. news media for criticism of how they covered the violence in the Virginia college town of Charlottesville and the political fallout. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "Truly dishonest people in the media and the fake media, they make up sources. They have no sources in many cases. They say a source says; there is no such thing. But they don't report the facts. Just like they don't want to report that I spoke out forcefully against hatred, bigotry and violence, and strongly condemned the Neo-Nazis, the white supremacists, and the KKK. Trump has held a series of 2020 re-election campaign stops despite only having taken office in January.

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Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 00:40