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Trump Again Equates White Supremacists With Those Protesting White Supremacy

In a meeting today with Republican Senator Tim Scott, President Donald Trump again equated White Supremacists with those protesting White Supremacy according to the New York Times.

In a meeting today with Republican Senator Tim Scott, President Donald Trump again equated White Supremacists with those protesting White Supremacy according to the New York Times.

President Trump thrust himself back into the racial storms of Charlottesville on Thursday, repeating his charge that those resisting the neo-Nazis and white supremacists were as much to blame as the alt-right crowds who marched on the Virginia college town last month.

Mr. Trump was characterizing his side of a conversation on Wednesday with Senator Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, during which Mr. Scott, the Senate’s only black Republican, said he confronted the president on his claim that “both sides” were responsible for the violence that followed a torchlight protest against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee.

“Especially in light of the advent of Antifa, if you look at what’s going on there, you know, you have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also,” Mr. Trump said, referring to the anti-fascist group that clashed with neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

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